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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantine
Title: Bowl with Fish
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1000
Creation End Date: 1299
Creation Date: 1000s?1200s
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Terracotta, white slip, and transparent glaze
Dimensions: Diam. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
Description: The slyly smiling fish swimming among the reeds was drawn with a sure hand into the white slip covering the interior of the bowl and then covered?again, only on the interior?with a clear glaze. The fish represents a food popular in Byzantium, and large fish were often offered as important gifts. The inventive economy of line and the sense of humor found in this drawing rarely survive in Byzantine art , and then most often on humble ceramics like this one.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 2000.322
Credit Line: Gift of Christopher C. Grisanti and Suzanne P. Fawbush, 2000
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.2000.322
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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