Description A sea bream ("tai") is depicted lying on bamboo. The fish is shown as foodstuff, not a living animal. Tai are often eaten at celebratory occasions because the syllable "tai" is part of the word for "auspicious" ("medetai").
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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