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1951

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1995

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Textile, A Fish is a Fish, 1951

This is a Textile. 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 department.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Funds.

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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; 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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