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Dolphin Rock: GR.1.1854

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Current Location: Gallery 21


Dolphin Rock


Rock-cut drawing of dolphin, inscribed

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.20 m
Height: 0.64 m
Width: 0.33 m

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33 cm64 cm20 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Crete ⪼ Greek Islands

Find spot

  • Erimoupolis Crete Greek Islands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1854) by Spratt, T., Captain, RN


-600 BCE - -501 BCE

Materials used in production

Marble (grey)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.1.1854
Primary reference Number: 65559
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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