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Large lepidotus fish

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Hollow cast bronze fish with modeled fins and scales. The eyes are of inlaid glass with painted irises. Originally, it would have stood on a metal or wood base.

Provenance

From Naga el-Mashayikh, (Mesheikh) radim near tomb 102. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1912: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Nag el-Mashayikh (Lepidotonpolis), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 8.6 x 3.2 x 23 cm (3 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1218

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture