Fiji or Feejee Mermaid

Unknown Japanese, Japanese

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19th century

Varnished junvenile monkey skeleton fused to a petrified fish body and tail

Overall: 3 7/16 x 12 5/8 x 2 13/16 in. (8.8 x 32 x 7.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Edwin Webster Sanborn, Class of 1878

28.6.5098

Geography/Culture

Asia, East Asia, Japan

Period

19th century

Object Name

Animal Remains

Classification

Asia

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 83, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Winter 2015

ARTH 65, Japanese Prints, Allen Hockley, Winter 2015

ANTH 7.5, Animals and Humans: A Beastly Experiment in Ethics, Theory & Writing, Laura Ogden, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Spring 2014

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Spring 2014

ARTH 82, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 28, Insatiable Appetites: Curiosity, Consumption, and the Traveler in Historic Japan, Catherine Roberts, Class of 2005, Special Projects Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 19-December 4, 2005.

Critical Faculties: Teaching with the Hood's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-March 13, 2005.

Regional Selections 30, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 7-August 3, 2003.

Publication History

Alice Gomstyn, "What's Under the Hood? A peek at some of the rarest and most offbeat items housed in the College's Hood Museum of Art," Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, vol. 96 no. 4, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, March-April 2004, pp. 30-31, ill. pp. 31.

Provenance

Collection of Edwin Webster Sanborn [1857-1928], New York, New York; bequeathed to present collection, 1928.

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