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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.
Hoppin, James C. and Albert Gallatin. 1926. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, USA 1, Hoppin and Gallatin Collections. p. 106, Gallatin pl. 62.1a–b, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Beazley, John D. 1942. "Reviewed Work: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: U. S. A. Fasc. 8, Fogg Museum and Gallatin Collections by G. H. Chase, M. Z. Pease." The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 62: p. 99.

Woodhead, A.G. 1953. "A Political Sherd." Annual of the British School at Athens, 48: p. 192.

Shefton, Brian. 1970. "The Greek Museum, University of Newcastle upon Tyne." Archaeological Reports, 16: p. 61.

Sparkes, Brian and Lucy Talcott. 1970. Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th and 4th Centuries B.C. Part 1: Text, The Athenian Agora: Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Vol. 12. pp. 142, 419, 437, pl. 25, Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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