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Fish Plate

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

350-325 BCE

Artist:

Probably by the Heligoland Painter
Greek; Campania, Italy

About this artwork

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

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Fish Plate

Origin

Campania

Date

350 BC–325 BC

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

4.9 × 24.6 × 24.6 cm (1 15/16 × 9 5/8 × 9 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Yun Soo Lim Vermeule

Reference Number

2002.546

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