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Dagon - Indian Jonah

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1803
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 10 1/4 in x 8 in
Nomenclature: religious
Classification: whales

Engraving depicting various figures and objects from Indian mythology. Labeled "No.1" through "No. 9". "No.2" features a four-armed figure in a crown emerging from the mouth of a fish standing on its tail; the figure holds in its hands a book, a ring or torus, a sword, and a cowrie shell. No.8 and No. 9 feature sea monster chimeras. No.3-5 feature mermaids and mermen. Below the image is the title "DAGON."


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