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Egyptian Bronze Oxyrhynchus Fish Altarpiece The elephantfish, oxyrhynchus in Greek, are a common freshwater fish in the Nile; the ancient Egyptians believed that these fish had eaten the penis of Osiris after his brother Set dismembered him and scattered his body parts, which gave them their distinctive snout {Dimensions 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches}

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Egyptian Bronze Oxyrhynchus Fish Altarpiece

Estimate $300 - $400Oct 7, 2017
Alameda, CA, USA