Large lepidotus fish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Nag el-Mashayikh (Lepidotonpolis)

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

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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