{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 22575, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22575", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.583", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1200 BCE - 600 BCE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1200 BCE", "_Disp_End_Date" : "600 BCE", "Disp_Title" : "Fish Effigy Bottle", "Alt_Title" : "Fish Effigy Vessel", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "17.46 cm x 11.43 cm x 24.45 cm (6 7/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 9 5/8 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "17.46 cm", "Disp_Width" : "11.43 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "ceramic", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "ceramic", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This fish bottle conveys a highly animated and almost playful quality being an excellent example of the Las Bocas ceramic tradition. The fish appears to spout water from its upturned mouth while a modeled gout serves as the vessel spout. Its rough carved areas (spout and belly) probably allude to water. Although effigy vessels, such as this fish, may have been manufactured in Puebla or other highland Mexican centers, many of the animals are native to the tropical lowlands of the Olmec heartland. ", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Vessel", "Creation_Place2" : "Olmec", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Early Preclassic", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Bliss number B-583.70.OS / DO number PC.B.583 Previously on record in Period/Style field: Early Formative Purchased from Alphonse Jax, February 8, 1970 for $6500.00. Formerly in the collection of Harold Kaye; purchased by Dumbarton Oaks from Alfonse Jax, 1970 (dossier says From Rassiga in 1965 but Jax provenance seems to be correct one) A similar fish ceramic (see PDF in surrogate list) comes with contextual information. It was excavated in 1962-1967 in the site of Tlatilco in a cemetery dated 1200-600 BCE. Considering the similarities with our piece, the fact that we are using a general period date for ours, we can use the 1200-600 BCE date by comparison with the Tlatilco fish. Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), there was no previous weight on record (JAM). ", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.583.S2.JPG", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.583.S2.JPG", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.583.S2.JPG", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.583.S2.JPG", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19769", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }