Rare Lebanese Guitar Fish

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Lot 1051
Rare Lebanese Guitar Fish

Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium
Rare Lebanese Guitar Fish
Rhombopterygia cappetta
Late Cretaceous
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
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