Bronze Fish

Romano-Egyptian, 4th century
Bronze, 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Getty #82.AI.76.38

I fouled the photo of the info card, but am fairly certain it says 'from Egypt'. I have good reason to think so, for bronze fish are not uncommon in ancient Egypt. (See my screen capture from "A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians", by John Gardner Wilkinson (sir.).) Using the search terms "Antiquities" and "Bronze Fish", I've located the relevant information.

The museum website says, "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."