Search help

(See also "Query syntax", "Results list" and "Copyright and publication")


The simple search offers the possibility for easy and quick search. Search01

Advanced Search

Multi-criteria search is made possible by combining different search criteria using Boolean operations. The basic setting includes 4 search fields. More search fields can be added by clicking the +-button Row-adder.

The following categories are available:

  • all fields
  • artist
  • title
  • location
  • discovery place
  • category
  • material
  • keyword
  • description
  • date
  • credits
  • unspecified ("miscellaneous")

Boolean operations are:

  • and
  • or
  • and not

Linking examples

Search04 Except for the Mona Lisa, all available data records on da Vinci are shown.

Search05 Except for the Sistine Chapel, all available data records of Michelangelo in Rome are shown.

You can find further information on search operators in the "Syntax help".

Please take into consideration that all searches are performed with exact term matches. Searching for "Sunflower" will not find "Sunflowers". Adding an asterisk (*) will include all extensions of a word in the search query. "Sun*" will result in "Sun", "Sunflower", "Sunset" etc. (See also "Query syntax".)

Database selection

prometheus provides a wide range of databases depending on specific areas of research (e.g. Archaeology or the database of a museum). You can sort the database list by title, location, type or description. Search02