Rare Lebanese Guitar Fish
Hgula, Byblos, Lebanon
An astonishing piece, the exceptionally large size, rarity and excellent preservation of this Lebanese fish makes it the find of a lifetime. Found only in Hgula, with no living relative, this 100-million-year-old guitarfish genus represents the rhombic-shaped disk family, only slightly broader than long, with a squat tail approximately as long as the disk. The present example represents a rarity among Middle Eastern fishes. From the private collection, The Memory of Time. Fitted with a metal cleat system for wall display.
Matrix measures 27 x 22 inches; Fish specimen measures 24.75 x 18 inches