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Bronze fish. The details are shown in low relief. The eyes are not inlaid The body is flat. Portions are covered by patina. The peg is broken off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x Length: 4.6 x 9.3 cm (1 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1220

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture