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Plaque
Maker: Unknown
Material and Medium: Ivory, wood
Dimensions: Overall: 87 x 107 x 22mm (3 7/16 x 4 3/16 x 7/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 2007.255
This display piece shows a catfish jumping in waves. The name for the catfish in Chinese is 'nian' and has the same sound as the word for year. It is used in the pun 'nian nian wan fu' meaning a' myriad happinesses year on year'.
Display Location: In Store
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