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Lepidotus fish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Mashayikh (Mesheikh)

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 6.6 x 2.9 x 10.2 cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1219

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Scales and fins indicated by incised lines in relief. Eyes inlaid, but missing. Perfect condition with peg for stand.

Provenance

Naga el-Mashayikh (Mesheikh), radim near tomb 102, April 6, 1912 (with 12.1218 and 12.1221).
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition