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Terracotta fish-plate

Attributed to the Helgoland Painter
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–325 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diameter 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.241
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Two bream and a torpedo fish are featured around the center of this fish-plate, with two scallops, a mussel, murex, and shrimp illustrated in the background.
Said to be from Cumae

Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 141, p. 43, Paris.

McClees, Helen. 1924. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections. p. 31, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 34, 36, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 34, 36, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mcphee, Ian and Arthur Dale Trendall. 1987. Greek Red-Figured Fish-Plates. no. 39, p. 96, Basel: Vereinigung der Freunde antiker Kunst.

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