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Votive Fish

Object Details

Title:

Votive Fish

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Date:

about 2nd century A.D.

Medium:

Lead

Object Number:

77.AI.111.41

Dimensions:

3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
by 1975 - 1977

Mohammad Yeganeh, sold to Heinz Herzer, 1977.

1977

Heinz Herzer, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1977.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life (February 8, 2014 to March 15, 2015)
  • Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha), February 8 to May 11, 2014
  • Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa), June 14 to November 30, 2014
  • Hood Museum of Art (Hanover), January 17 to March 15, 2015
Bibliography
Bibliography

Seligman, Dorothy H. "The Great Roman Fish Mystery," Terra 15, 2 (Fall 1976), pp. 20-22, ill.

Curtis, Robert I, and Seth D. Pevnick. Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult and Daily Life. Tampa Museum of Art, exh. cat. (London: Giles, 2014), pp. 27, 138, cat. 44, ill.

Sofroniew, Alexandra. Household Gods: Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), pp. 6-7, ill.