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Express Talk: Courtesans and Fish Plates

June 15, 2016
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

In the 4th century BC, the ancient Greek appetite for fish blossomed as a cultural phenomenon, an art form, and a borderline-clinical obsession, rich with sexual innuendos, double-meanings, and salacious undertones. Explore the decorative delights, culinary curiosities, and amorous affections of the ancient Greek world and the artistic curiosity of the fish place. 

Greek, Athens, Fish Plate, 400–350 B.C., Terracotta, red-figure technique. Gift of Philip D. Armour and Charles L. Hutchinson.