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Mosaic of Whales, Dolphins, Sea Horses etc

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1690
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 13 in x 8 3/4 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Uncolored engraving depicting a square mosaic, probably antique Roman. It is divided into four segments by tridents running along the diagonals of the square; there is another square at the very center, with a compass rose-like motif inside. In each of the four quadrants are dolphins, fishes, eels, sea monster-horse chimeras, and human figures.