Fish Plate

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.

Date:

340/320 BC

Artist:

Attributed to the Perrone-Phrixos Group
Greek; Tarentum (now Taranto), Apulia, Italy

About this artwork

Decorated tableware enlivened festive meals. The red-figure plates were used, as their decoration suggests, for serving seafood, a staple of the Mediterranean diet. Tasty juices pooled in the central concavity, which may also have contained sauces.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Fish Plate

Origin

Tarentum

Date

340 BC–320 BC

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

4.2 × 20.4 × 20.4 cm (1 5/8 × 8 1/16 × 8 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Dickinson Blake Vermeule

Reference Number

2002.544

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