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.
- Ancient Greek
- Fish Plate
- 340 AD–320 AD
- terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique
- 4.2 × 20.4 × 20.4 cm (1 5/8 × 8 1/16 × 8 1/16 in.)
- Gift of Emily Dickinson Blake Vermeule