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IDST 010-16 (McNamer): Premodern Worlds

Fall 2020

Chicago Style Resources

Citation Examples in Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.) lists the following elements needed for citing artworks (section 14:235):

  • artist
  • title of the work (in italics)
  • date of creation or completion
  • information about the medium
  • location of the work
  • add a URL if you found it online

For the objects you are working with, you may need to make some adaptations.

Here are examples:

Master of the Leopard Hunt. Relief Plaque: Amufi Acrobats. Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, 16th-17th century. Brass, 43.5 x 37.5  x 4 cm  (17 x  14 x 2"). The National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.

Ivory Casket. Fatimid, 11th - 12th century. Ivory, 17 x 39.5  x 23 cm. Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin. http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;ISL;de;Mus01;12;en&cp.

Citing illustrations from a book (section 14:158)

Citing exhibition catalogs (section 14:236)

Citing maps (section 14:237)

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