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Object Timeline

1951

  • Work on this object began.

1995

  • We acquired this object.

2012

2017

  • You found it!

Textile, A Fish is a Fish, 1951

This is a textile. It was designed by Ken Scott and produced by W.B. Quaintance & Co., Inc.. It is dated 1951 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was purchased from 20th Century Furnishings and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and catalogued by Barbara Duggan. It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Funds.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Fishhook (Solomon Islands), Before 1917
  • carved turtle shell, mother-of-pearl, glass beads, fiber cord.
  • Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian....
  • 15.2012.17
  • Fishhook (USA), 19th century
  • whale tooth, cord.
  • Collected by Dr. Nathaniel B. Emerson, exhibited at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific....
  • 15.2012.45

Its dimensions are

H x W: 228.6 x 123.2 cm (90 x 48 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, A Fish is a Fish, 1951; Designed by Ken Scott (American active Italy, 1918 - 1991); USA; cotton; H x W: 228.6 x 123.2 cm (90 x 48 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Funds; 1995-48-3

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