24.8 Marine LIfe

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MS in Japanese on paper, Japan, 1804-1817, 24 ff. (complete), 20x27 cm, single column, (17x20 cm), captions in Japanese characters, 28 double page illustrations, 3 in colours. 

MS in Chinese and Japanese on paper, Japan, ca. 1760, 5 vols., 26x19 cm, 11-12 columns, (20x15 cm), 8-17 characters per column in Chinese and Japanese book script, 309 half-page, 1 full-page highly finished paintings in full colours of fish, whales, shells, shrimps, squids, crabs, turtles, lobsters, etc. 

MS in late Assyrian on jasper, Assyria, 900-600 BC, 1 fish-formed bracelet of 10 pieces, 16,0x2,4 cm, 1 sign, meaning "fish", in Late Assyrian cuneiform on the fish-head, on the other pieces: a group of concentric circles in the middle, a cross and a narrow band of very close short vertical strokes, 2 holes for a cord or wire, tail-piece missing.  

MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, probably Larsa, Babylonia, 2000-1700 BC, 1 tablet, 9,8x9,8x2,5 cm, 3 columns, 22 lines in cuneiform script by a competent scribal student.