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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
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 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
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 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
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
This black and white print shows fish silhouetted in black at the bottom of the print slightly left of center. The background is various shades of gray created by criss-crossed lines, and a lemon hovers in the air in the upper right side of the print. 
Yozō Hamaguchi (Japanese (culture or style))
Fish and Lemon
1952 – 1965
Museum Purchase
1960/2.56

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Imari fish plate with paintings of phoenix and hollyhock
1845 – 1855
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.13
A short, round clay vessel, wide at the middle while narrowing toward the top and bottom. The top half of the vessel is decorated with  3 alternating human faces and 3 fish, perhaps mudfish.   There are also alternating columns and triangles around the top half, each decorated with various patterns of lines. The neck of the vessel is decorated with horizontal grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Pot
1900 – 1932
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.108
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