Drawing of a fish

((:piscis natandus ad dext.))


Description of Drawing (English): fish swimming to the right
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Animals
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 23
  • Graffito Length: 42
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 91.
Commentary: The drawing, now partially faded, is extremely schematic: the fish’s snout is round, the body tapers toward the back, and the large caudal fins are truncated. No other fins are visible; the operculum is drawn as a simple curved line.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYDP0151, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYDP0151> [accessed: 16 Apr 2024]
Contributions:

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03