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:

350/330 BC

Artist:

Attributed to the Dotted Stripe Painter
Greek; Campania, 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

Campania

Date

350 BC–330 BC

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Reference Number

2002.545

Extended information about this artwork

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