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.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

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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