Large lepidotus fish
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Nag el-Mashayikh (Lepidotonpolis)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition