Getty AAT: Objects Facet


The Objects facet encompasses those discrete tangible or visual things that are inanimate and produced by human endeavor, that is, that are fabricated or given form by human activity. These range, in physical form from built works to images and written documents, and, in purpose, from the utilitarian to the aesthetic. Also included are landscape features that provide the context for the built environment. A descriptor appears only once in the thesaurus and thus is placed in a hierarchy according to the item's original purpose or origin or its primary context of development.