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CATEGORY 2 HUMAN BEINGS
 
Note: (a) Inscriptions representing a human being will be placed in 27.3.1.
 (b) Heads will be placed in the appropriate sections of divisions 2.1, 2.3, 2.5 or 2.7, and not in 2.9.25.
2.1.

MEN

2.3.

WOMEN

2.5.

CHILDREN

2.7.

MIXED GROUPS, SCENES

2.9.

PARTS OF THE HUMAN BODY, SKELETONS, SKULLS

 2.1

MEN

 2.1.1

Heads, busts

*2.1.2

Armed men or men wearing armour or a uniform

*2.1.3

Religious figures, men wearing a robe or a toga

*2.1.4

Men wearing folk or historical costume

 
Note: (a) Including, for example, cowboys, native Americans, eskimos, indigenous men, wearing their traditional clothing.
 (b) Not including religious figures and men wearing a robe or a toga (2.1.3).
*2.1.5

Men wearing a dinner jacket or a suit

*2.1.7

Harlequins, clowns, pierrots, carnival characters or grotesque or freakish figures, dwarfs, wizards

*2.1.8

Acrobats, athletes, dancers, jugglers, nude men, men practising sports (except 2.1.2, 2.1.12, 2.1.14, 2.1.20 and 2.1.21)

*2.1.9

Musicians, men with musical instruments, conductors of orchestra

 2.1.10

Nurses, doctors, dentists, laboratory personnel

*2.1.11

Butchers, chefs, waiters, pastrycooks

*2.1.12

Sailors, seamen, fishermen, pirates

*2.1.13

Peasants, workers in the fields

*2.1.14

Divers, frogmen

*2.1.15

Other professionals (men)

 
Note: Including astronauts.
*2.1.20

Men mounted on or accompanied by a horse, a mule or a donkey

*2.1.21

Men mounted on animals or accompanied by animals (except 2.1.20)

*2.1.22

Allegorical or mythological masculine personages

 2.1.25

Industrial workers and masons

 
Note: Including builders, blacksmiths, stonemasons.
*2.1.26

Cavemen

*2.1.30

Other men

Auxiliary Sections of Groups 2.1
Auxiliary Sections Associated with Principal Sections 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.7, 2.1.8, 2.1.9, 2.1.11, 2.1.12, 2.1.13, 2.1.14, 2.1.15, 2.1.20, 2.1.21, 2.1.22, 2.1.26, 2.1.30
A2.1.16

Shadows or silhouettes of men

A2.1.17

Men seated, kneeling or lying down

A2.1.18

Men drinking or eating

A2.1.19

Men smoking

A2.1.23

Men stylized

A2.1.24

Several men

A2.1.27

Santa Claus

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 2.3

WOMEN

*2.3.1

Heads, busts

*2.3.3

Nuns, nurses, doctors, dentists, laboratory personnel

*2.3.4

Women wearing folk or historical costume

 
Note: (a) Including, for example, cowgirls, native Americans, eskimos, indigenous women, wearing their traditional clothing.
 (b) Not including women wearing a kimono, a sari or a djellaba (2.3.9).
*2.3.5

Nude women or women wearing underclothes, a bathing costume, or other light attire

*2.3.7

Women wearing an evening dress

*2.3.8

Women engaging in sport, women dancers, drum majorettes

*2.3.9

Women wearing a kimono, a sari, a djellaba

*2.3.10

Women wearing city clothes

*2.3.11

Women cooking or doing housework, waitresses

*2.3.12

Women doing agricultural work

*2.3.13

Women sewing, spinning or knitting

*2.3.14

Women with typewriters or doing other office work

*2.3.15

Other professionals (women)

 
Note: Including astronauts.
*2.3.20

Women mounted on or accompanied by a horse, a mule or a donkey

*2.3.21

Women mounted on animals or accompanied by animals (except 2.3.20)

*2.3.22

Allegorical or mythological female personages, witches, grotesque women

*2.3.25

Armed women or women wearing armour or a uniform

*2.3.26

Musicians, women with musical instruments, conductors of orchestra

*2.3.28

Pregnant women

*2.3.30

Other women

Auxiliary Sections of Groups 2.3
Auxiliary Section Associated with Principal Section 2.3.1
A2.3.2

Heads in silhouette, without facial detail

Auxiliary Section Associated with Principal Section 2.3.5
A2.3.6

Women at their toilet, women making up

Auxiliary Sections Associated with Principal Sections 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.7, 2.3.8, 2.3.9, 2.3.10, 2.3.11, 2.3.12, 2.3.13, 2.3.14, 2.3.15, 2.3.20, 2.3.21, 2.3.22, 2.3.25, 2.3.26, 2.3.28, 2.3.30
A2.3.16

Women in profile, womens silhouettes

A2.3.17

Women seated, kneeling or lying down

A2.3.18

Women drinking or eating

A2.3.19

Women smoking

A2.3.23

Women stylized

A2.3.24

Several women

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 2.5

CHILDREN

 
Note: Not including adolescents, classified in divisions 2.1, 2.3 or 2.7.
 2.5.1

Heads, busts

*2.5.2

Boys

*2.5.3

Girls

*2.5.4

Children wearing folk or historical costume

 
Note: Including, for example, cowboys, native Americans, eskimos, indigenous children, wearing their traditional clothing.
*2.5.5

Children in working costume or wearing a uniform

*2.5.6

Babies

*2.5.8

Children engaging in sport or playing

*2.5.20

Children with musical instruments

*2.5.21

Children with animals

*2.5.30

Other children

Auxiliary Sections of Groups 2.5
Auxiliary Sections Associated with Principal Sections 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.5.4, 2.5.5, 2.5.6, 2.5.8, 2.5.20, 2.5.21, 2.5.30
A2.5.17

Children seated, kneeling or on all fours

A2.5.18

Children drinking or eating

A2.5.19

Children crying

A2.5.22

Pairs of children of different sexes

A2.5.23

Children stylized

A2.5.24

Several children

A2.5.27

Shadows or silhouettes of children

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 2.7

MIXED GROUPS, SCENES

 
Note: (a) A mixed group means a group of men, women and/or children. A group composed of men, of women or of children will be placed in the appropriate sections of divisions 2.1, 2.3 or 2.5.
 (b) However, any group, whatever its composition, which gives the impr
 2.7.1

Heads or busts of man and woman (couple), heads or busts of adult and child

*2.7.2

Man and woman (couple)

*2.7.4

Man and woman (couple wearing a folk or historical costume)

 
Note: Including, for example, cowboys, native Americans, eskimos, indigenous people, wearing their traditional clothing.
 2.7.9

Woman (women) and baby (babies)

 2.7.10

Woman (women) and child (children)

 2.7.11

Man (men) and baby (babies), man (men) and child (children)

 2.7.12

A man and a woman with child (children) (family)

 2.7.13

Group sporting scenes

 2.7.14

Groups of workers in fields or forests

 
Note: Includes all groups of workers in the open air, engaged in agriculture, horticulture or forestry.
 2.7.15

Other groups at work

 2.7.16

Theater, variety, concert or dancing scenes

 2.7.17

Travelling shows, fairs and fairgrounds, street scenes, groups with vehicle(s)

 2.7.18

Groups eating or drinking

 2.7.19

Indoor scenes, groups gathered around a table

 
Note: Groups gathered around a table generally represent indoor scenes. However, they will be placed in this section in all cases, even if the group is out of doors.
 2.7.20

Battle scenes, military troops

 2.7.21

Groups mounted on or accompanied by animals (except 2.7.13, 2.7.14, 2.7.17 and 2.7.20)

 2.7.23

Groups stylized

 2.7.25

Other groups or scenes

Auxiliary Sections of Groups 2.7
Auxiliary Section Associated with Principal Sections 2.7.2, 2.7.4
A2.7.5

Man and woman (couple) nude or wearing underclothes or other light attire

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 2.9

PARTS OF THE HUMAN BODY, SKELETONS, SKULLS

 2.9.1

Hearts

 
Note: Including also hearts represented as a symbol or on playing cards.
 2.9.4

Eyes

 
Note: Including eyes with or without eyebrows and eyes with tears.
 2.9.6

Ears

 2.9.7

Noses

 2.9.8

Lips, mouths, tongues

 2.9.10

Teeth, dentures

 2.9.12

Hair, locks of hair, wigs, beards, moustaches

*2.9.14

Hands, cupped hands, fingers, fingernails, imprints of hands or of fingers, arms

 2.9.18

Fists

 2.9.19

Feet, toes, toenails, imprints of feet or of toes, legs

 2.9.21

Bodies or dummies without head or feet

 2.9.22

Skeletons, parts of skeletons, bones (except 2.9.23)

 2.9.23

Skulls

 2.9.24

Lungs (respiratory system)

 2.9.25

Other parts of the human body

 
Note: (a) Including human or animal sperm.
 (b) Not including heads, which will be placed in the appropriate sections of divisions 2.1, 2.3, 2.5 or 2.7.
Auxiliary Sections of Groups 2.9
Auxiliary Sections Associated with Principal Section 2.9.14
A2.9.15

Open hands (palm or back)

A2.9.16

Hands joined in handshake

A2.9.17

Imprints of hands or of fingers

A2.9.20

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