Fish Pendant

Middle Kingdom

Not on view

The loop for suspension at the mouth of the fish shows that it would have hung vertically as a pendant. Its overall shape with a sharp dorsal fin allows to determine that this is a Synodontis batensoda. More detailed pendants confirm this identification. This type of catfish often swims upside down very close to the surface and is hence also called the "upside-down catfish."

Link to a blog about upside-down catfish
The Upside-down Catfish

Fish Pendant, Turquoise, gold

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