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Fish

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 1/2 x 2 9/16 in. (3.1 x 1.2 x 6.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1652E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fish, 664-332 B.C.E. Faience, 1 1/4 x 1/2 x 2 9/16 in. (3.1 x 1.2 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1652E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1652E_side1_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE side, side 1, 37.1652E_side1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of a green faience fish which was part of a large object. The fish rests upon a long flat base. There is a dorsal fin running back for a short distance from the face. There are two pectoral fins behind the gills on each side. The lower one of each pair of pectoral fins is decorated with a cross-hatched pattern of incised lines. The three other fins are plain. The piece is hollow. Condition: Rear part of fish not preserved; front part of base chipped away; throat and dorsal fin chipped; green glaze preserved without fading on base end and on right side of head.
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