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Fish Plate

A work made of terracotta, red-figure.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, red-figure.


350-330 BCE


Attributed to the Dotted Stripe Painter
Greek; Campania, Italy

About this artwork

Decorated tableware enlivened festive meals. This red-figured 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.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Greek


Fish Plate


Campania (Object made in)

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350 BCE–330 BCE


terracotta, red-figure


4.2 × 19.6 × 19.6 cm (1 5/8 × 7 3/4 × 7 3/4 in.)

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Gift of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

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