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Fish

Unknown4th century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This bronze fish, with long, mane-like dorsal fin; wide, flat tail; and small pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins appears to be a tilapia, a species known to have inhabited the Nile in antiquity.

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Details

  • Title: Fish
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 4th century
  • Location Created: Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 82.AI.76.38
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 206, Arts of Greco-Roman Egypt
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Romano-Egyptian
  • Classification: Implements

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