16 June 2006
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OXYRYNCHUS FISH
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
Slender in form, with a tapering nose and forked tail, the gills and fins incised, wearing a modius fronted by a uraeus, surmounted by a solar disk framed by cow horns, a suspension loop behind, the eyes originally inlaid, one partially preserved, on an integral sledge plinth
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) long
with L'Ibis Gallery, New York, early 1970s.
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For a related example see no. 60, p. 72 in Kozloff, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection.
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