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Terracotta fish plate

Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-glaze
Dimensions:
H. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm); diameter 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.162.37
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 154
Although the symposium, a party devoted to drinking and entertainment, followed the evening meal, food and sweets could be served on plates like this to accompany the wine.
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