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Dagon Derketos, Jonah

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Maverick, P.
Place made: United States
Date made: 1800
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 10 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in
Nomenclature: Jonah
Classification: whales

Engraving, etching and stipple on cream wove (handmade) paper. Marks from text faintly visible on the paper indicate that it was part of a book. The engraving depicts a large fish standing on end and a Jonah, depicted with Indian features and garments and with four arms in the style of Hindu deities, rising out of its mouth. Each hand holds a different item: a ring or coil of string, an open book, a sword, and a large conch. Jonah is wearing a crown. The name of the engraver ("P. Maverick sc.") is given in the bottom right, below the image. The text immediately below the image originally read "Plate II. Dagon [in italics] Derketos, Jonah [in italics]." However, the "Plate II." has been scratched away.


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