What is the political, economic, religious and/or social context?

Why was the artwork or cultural object created? What was the purpose of the artwork or cultural object?
Who made it and who is the intended audience?
How was it produced?
What is the political, economic, religious and/or social context? i.e what was happening in society at the
time when it was made?
Where was it located after it was completed and who has/had access to it?