Massive faiance figure in the shape of a fish, 19th. dynasty, 1292-1203 BC.
A museum quality sculpture of a Tilapia nilotica fish which is commonly found in the Nile River. This fish was greatly loved by the ancient Egyptians and it was used as a decorative motif on a variety of materials including stone, ceramics and glass. Here the fish has been fully finished with its green glaze covering touched with black pigment depicting eyes and other details.
On the lower part of each side hieroglyphs and carthouches, with the name of Seti !, Pharaoh 1294-1279 BC.
Size: 15 cm. long and 9,8 cm. high, thick weighing 260-270 grams.
A gem of a faiance figure with a stunning ancient patina.
Formerly in Old Swedish and Danish collections.