|South Italy Circa 4th Century BC|
A lovely ancient ceramic plate on raised disc foot, decorated in the red-figure technique. Fish plates are designed so that the juices flow into the central cavity, which may also have contained a special sauce. The shape first entered the Greek potter's repertoire at the end of the fifth century BC. in Athens, but very quickly became popular in southern Italy. Two bream and a torpedo fish and a rosette are featured around the center of this plate. Side with wave pattern. Good original added white pigment remains.
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Dimensions: 10 inch Diameter x 2-1/2 inches Height|
|Primary Classification: Ancient Art, Antiquities : Roman Statues and Roman Antiquities|
|See McPhee and Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates for the type and also compare this with a similar example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (06.1021.241) attributed to the Helgoland Painter.|
|Provenance: Ex Frank Capra, Jr. collection Acq 1980s|
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