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Terracotta fish-plate

Attributed to the Bastis Painter
Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 375–360 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Campanian or Sicilian
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Diameter 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm) H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.243
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Although this plate is among a group of similar fish-plates by the Bastis Painter, certain features are different. On this piece, the body of the fish is outlined in white, not black, the mouth, eyes, and dots on the body are drawn differently, and the decoration around the central depression is a band of strokes, not the usual wave-pattern.
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.

Lacroix Leon. 1937. La Faune Marine dans la Décoration des Plats à Poissons. Étude sur la Céramique Grecque d'Italie Méridionale.. pl. XXIII, Verviers, Belgique: Leon Lacroix.

Mcphee, Ian and Arthur Dale Trendall. 1987. Greek Red-Figured Fish-Plates. no. 15, p. 66, Basel: Vereinigung der Freunde antiker Kunst.

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