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Bowl with Fish

Earthenware, engraved slip, clear glaze
Overall: 3 9/16 x 10 1/16 in. (9 x 25.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Christopher C. Grisanti and Suzanne P. Fawbush, 2000
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
A fish wearing a playful smile swims among reeds. Fishing was an important trade in the Byzantine Empire. Large fish were often centerpieces of banquets and were given as valuable gifts.
Christopher C. Grisanti and Suzanne P. Fawbush, New York (until 2000)
Evans, Helen C., Melanie Holcomb, and Robert Hallman. "The Arts of Byzantium." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 58, no. 4 (Spring 2001). p. 57.

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