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Two dead fish in a tank, sunk to the bottom, dirty water.
Roy Arenella
Two Fish
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

Li Gemei
20th century
Gift of the Honorable Jack Faxon

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
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
This small, flat piece made of light brown brass (called "sentoku" in Japanese) has a round diamond shape. It has a triangular shaped hole in the center and another round hole on one side. Artist’s name is signed between the two holes. The surface is slightly concaved from the rim. The front has relief design of a shrimp, blowfish, and bamboo branch. On the back, there are designs of a spiral shell, a barnacle, and water drops. The sea motifs are inlayed with gold, silver, copper, and shakudô (copper-gold alloy).
Tsuba (sword guard) with design of blowfish, shrimp and plant
19th century
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Embroidery fragments (fish and other animals)
20th century
Gift of Doris and Herbert Sloan
This image is divided in to 6 relatively equal portions, with the two most upper portions being slightly larger. Each section contains a human figure, except for the lower right section which contains 3 fish. The three figures on the left are featured profile facing towards the right. The two figures in the two lower sections on the right, mirror the left side and face profile to the left. The figure in the upper right corner faces out. This figure is yellow, without clothing, on a green background. This figure is also seated on a lotus blossom form above all the other figures. The figure to his left is also without clothing and is the only other figure to be seating not directly on the floor.<br />
The dominate colors in this image rotate between orange, green, red and blue with yellow highlights.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Sirohi School
Digambara Jain manuscript page: Jina and worshippers
18th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel.
The painting depicts three fishes below a calligraphic poem. The poem goes: &quot;I once painted Three Fish and inscribed it: painting is what I did in the time remaining after work, poetry in the time remaining after sleep, and calligraphy in the time remaining after carving. This is what I call the three remaining.&quot; (in Chinese, &quot;fish&quot; and &quot;remaining&quot; are pronounced the same)
Qi Baishi
1920 – 1949
Gift of Katsuizumi Sotokichi
a northern celadon bowl of conical shape, incised with abstract depictions of fish and waves on interior, small ring foot
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Yaozhou ware bowl with incised design of three fish in a pond
1100 – 1299
Museum Purchase

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Embroidery fragments (fish and other animals)
20th century
Gift of Doris and Herbert Sloan
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)
Museum Purchase