<em>Fish</em>, ca. 1390-1336 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 2 9/16 x 4 7/16 x 1 1/4 in. (6.5 x 11.2 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.111. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 48.111_SL1.jpg)

Fish

Medium: Clay, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1390-1336 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 9/16 x 4 7/16 x 1 1/4 in. (6.5 x 11.2 x 3.2 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 48.111

Image: 48.111_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Painted pottery fish, interior hollow and fitted with six unpainted pottery pellets. Face area, tail, dorsal and anus fins and underbody painted light blue. Scales painted with black outline on tan background, in part colored blue and red. Eyes, mouth and gills incised. Anus in raised relief. Possibly a rattle but more probably a food offering intended to furnish supply of fish to deceased. Condition: Minor chips on tail and fins. Tail assembled from two pieces. Pellets probably represent eggs.

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