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A porcelain fluted bowl with a scalloped rim on a foot ring. The exterior is painted with fish and aquatic plants, the interior rim is painted with a zigzag border. The bowl is covered with a clear glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bowl
1662 – 1722
Gift of the Estate of Hobart Taylor, Jr.
1982/1.214
A small stoneware bowl on a foot ring with an everted flat rim. The exterior is carved to represent lotus petals, the interior molded with two fish. The bowl is covered in a green craqueleur celadon glaze.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bowl
13th century
Gift of Toshiko Ogita in memory of Tomoo Ogita
1987/1.292
A thin porcelain conical bowl with a direct rim on a footring.  The interior has incised double fish decorations and six linear divisions around the walls.  It is covered in a white glaze with a bluish tinge, and an unglazed rim.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bowl
12th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna
1991/2.15
This black and white print shows an outdoor scene with lush leafy trees, open sky and mountains in the far distance. Two figures are walking along a wooded path in the foreground- one is a man with wings wearing robed garments and the other a younger man carrying a single large fish. There is a city shown in the middle distance through the trees and a pasture scene depicted on the right.
Hendrik Goudt
Tobias with the Angel Dragging the Fish (The Large Tobias)
1613
Museum Purchase
1972/1.165
A circular sea foam green and white jadeite snuff bottle with fish and waves incised on the surface. The snuff bottle stopper is shaped like a fish and the snuff bottle is sitting on an incised wooden stand.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Jadeite snuff bottle
1875 – 1925
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
1980/2.1

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Matsyavatara (Fish Avatar) of Vishnu
20th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1979/2.35
Rubbing of limestone slab carved bas-relief with six registers.  The lower register depicts a chariot procession above fish-inhabited waters.  The central three registers depict figures carrying out funerary rites.  The top register shows a winged creature with a human face flanked by two writhing dragons and other animals, including two rabbits and a nine-tailed fox. <br />
Bo Yang
Rubbing of Journey of the Soul to the Paradise of the Queen Mother of the West (2000/2.1) - Front
2008
Museum purchase made possible by the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund
2008/1.154.1
A round water dropper in the shape of a curled fish. There are two holes, one located in the middle, near the tail fin, and the other near the head on the dorsal fin. The fish is a white and cobalt blue color.<br />
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This is a carp-shaped water dropper produced within the vicinity of Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, and Yeoju-si area in Gyeonggi-do in the late 19th century. Its upper surface features a realistic carp design in relief and entirely colored with cobalt blue. Such animal-shaped vessels are simple in form, but they were esteemed by many for their auspicious meaning. The base is flat, wide, and stained by ink.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.184]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Blue-and-White Water Dropper in the Shape of a Fish
1867 – 1899
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.286

Walter (Walt) Speck
Fish
1938 – 1948
Museum Purchase
1948/1.205
A Jadeite snuff bottle that is shaped like a fish. The body of the fish is carved with scales, the head has caring of eyes and the mouth of the fish is where the opening of the snuff outlet is with a cap at the very end of it. The back of the snuff bottle is shaped like the tail fin of the fish. The front (head) of the fish is green and fades into white at the body of the fish. It is sitting on a decorated wooden stand.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Fish-shaped jadeite snuff bottle
1900 – 1930
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Coggan
1980/2.2
A shabbily dressed figure holds out at arm’s length a small fish. He is completely focused on his catch, and his mouth almost seems to drool. The face, hands, and feet are sketched in a deliberately simplistic way, while the costume is drawn with only a few swift slashes of the brush, and the strokes bleed into each other.<br />
Kanō Tsunenobu
Zen eccentric contemplating a fish
1633 – 1732
Museum Purchase
1962/1.105
Right panel of a diptych of a figure dressed in an elaborate robe with a crane motif. He is holding a dish in one hand with a fish and there is a smaller figure behind him facing away from him. The smaller figure is holding up a wind chime decoration that features Chinese characters. The official is facing left.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Heavenly Officials with Symbols for Success in Examinations, Happiness, and Good Fortune (Diptych)
;1800 – 1999
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
2015/2.165.2
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