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Bronze figure of an oxyrhynchus, the fish said to have eaten the phallus of Osiris when Seth dismembered the god and cast his body in the Nile. The fish, depicted here wearing the uraeus crown and with kneeling votary, was sacred in the town of Oxyrhynchus, capital of the 19th Nome of Upper Egypt. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Late period c. 6th - 4 th C BC. Material Size: bronze, l = 16 cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Sold at Christie's, 1998 . Location: 49.

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