Commons:Louvre/accession number

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The Louvre uses several sets of inventory numbers to identify objects in its collections. Each object is identified by one or several numbers. For historical reasons, two objects may share the same number, in which case they belong to different curatorial departments.

Begins with Stands for Date Description/explanation Category Gallery
A Antiquités Statues that entered the collections before the 1850s A A
AA ... AA AA
AD ... AD AD
AF ... AF AF
AM ... AM AM
AO Antiquités orientales Number used for most Oriental antiquities AO AO
AOD ... AOD AOD
B ... B B
Bj Bijouterie Bj Bj
Br Bronze Br Br
C ... C C
CA Céramique antique Number used for many ancient vases CA CA
Camp ... Camp Camp
Cat ... Cat Cat
CC ... Reign of Charles X CC CC
Cp ... Cp Cp
D ... D D
DAO ... DAO DAO
DL ... DL DL
DR ... DR DR
E Égypte Number used for most Egyptian antiquities E E
ED ... ED ED
ENT ... ENT ENT
F ... F F
G ... G G
H ... H H
INV Inventaire Used by many state institutions in France INV INV
K ... K K
L ... L L
LL ... Reign of Louis XVIII LL LL
LP ... Reign of Louis-Philippe LP LP
LR ... LR LR
Ma Marbres antiques Numéro usuel Ma Ma
MAO ... MAO MAO
MI ... MI MI
ML ... Reign of Louis XVIII ML ML
MN Musées Nationaux Second Republic MN MN
MNB Musées Nationaux B 1871-1881
Français : Registres 1871-1881
MNB MNB
MNC Musées Nationaux C 1881-1898
Français : Registres 1881-1898
MNC MNC
MND Musées Nationaux D 1898-1967
Français : Registres 1898-1967
MND MND
MNE Musées Nationaux E after 1967
date QS:P,+1967-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1967-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Français : Registres depuis 1967
MNE MNE
MNR Musées Nationaux Récupération Récupération des œuvres spoliées MNR MNR
MR Musées Royaux 1816 MR MR
MRR ... MRR MRR
MS ... MS MS
MV Musée de Versailles MV MV
Myr Myrina Myrina Myr Myr
N ou NIII Napoléon Second French Empire N N
Ni ... Ni Ni
OA Objets d'art Number used for most decorative arts objects OA OA
OAR ... OAR OAR
R ... R R
RF ... RF RF
S ... S S
Sb ... Sb Sb
SN Série nouvelle SN SN
UCAD Union centrale
des arts décoratifs
UCAD UCAD


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