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Dagon Picture

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1700-1840
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 in x 4 1/4 in
Nomenclature: religious
Classification: whales

Monochrome image showing a four-armed figure reminiscent of an Indian god rising out of the mouth of a fish. Another figure rising out of a shell looks up at the first, his arms clasped in prayer or supplication. The fish-figure holds a lily in one hand, a long rod in another, a ring in a third, and a closed fist in another.