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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:

350-325 BCE

Artist:

Probably by the Heligoland Painter
Greek; Campania, Italy

About this artwork

Decorated tableware enlivened festive meals. This red-figure 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

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Fish Plate

Origin

Campania

Date

350 BCE–325 BCE

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

4.9 × 24.6 × 24.6 cm (1 15/16 × 9 5/8 × 9 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Yun Soo Lim Vermeule

Reference Number

2002.546

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