Fish

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Object Name: 
Fish
Accession Number: 
79.1.107
Dimensions: 
Overall H (when straight stripes on body are horizontal): 10.2 cm, L: 23.6 cm, Th: 3.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
100-199
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Very pale green, transparent glass; blown (parison blown in dip mold, withdrawn, and inflated to full size and shape), applied. Flask in form of fish with deep, narrow body, which has faint horizontal ribs (three on one side, four on other). Mouth open and beak-like, formed by tooling; eyes represented by blobs and gills by trail wound spirally around parison in two revolutions; dorsal fin consists of long trail applied to top of head in front of eyes, drawn back along body, and pinched into 15 narrow projections; two pinched blobs on sides of body near “tail” represent fins; “tail” consists of tubular neck which curves back and up, and terminates in plain, rounded rim; upper neck is decorated with single continuous trail.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979
Category: 
Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life
Venue(s)
Joslyn Art Museum 2014-02-08 through 2014-05-11
Tampa Museum of Art 2014-06-14 through 2014-11-30
Hood Museum of Art 2015-01-17 through 2015-03-15
The realm of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, encompassed virtually every aspect of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, from mythology and cult to daily activities. Each of these three domains will be explored in the exhibition, which will be the first of its type anywhere. The exhibition will offer an intimate look at the timeliness, beauty and wonder of marine life sure to resonate with lay visitors of all ages. All of the CMoG objects would be displayed in the final section of the exhibition, showing the influence of the sea in ancient art and life.
Poseidon and the Sea (2014) illustrated, p. 151, Fig. 73, back cover; BIB# 134837
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) pp. 200-201, pl. 755; BIB# 58895