Red Figure Fish-Plate


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Artifact Identification Red Figure Fish-Plate   (1922.01.0060)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Serving Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical, 350– 325 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 24.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 10.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Height) 6.1 cm
Weight 710 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the body diameter. D2 is the foot diameter.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.5) -ns Strong Yellowish Brown ( 7.5 Y R 5/6) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN RED-FIGURE FISH-PLATE Shape and Ornament: Shallow plate with flaring rim, flaring foot set off by grooves. Central depression surrounded by two deep grooves, a reserved wave pattern, and a reserved band. On the reserved rim, bands of dilute glaze and black dots. Exterior rim and underside of foot glazed. SUBJECT: The main decoration is on the interior: bass, striped perch, squid and one small fish (coris?). Bodies in dilute glaze, with details in dark glaze. Accessory colors: White: for outline, fins, squid's tentacles, and two small crayfish (?), which are barely visible. About 350-325 B.C. Dated by A. D. Trendall. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 52, 4 and 55, 4.

Description N/A

London F 267 (H.B. Walters, Catalogue of Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum [London 1896] vol. IV, pp. 120-121, fig. 22). London F 262 (A.D. Trendall. South Italian Vase Painting, p. 5, pl 16b). It has a central boss instead of a depression, with similar designs around it. I. McPhee and A.D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-Plates (14 Beiheft, Antike Kunst,1987) p. 101, cat. no. 11 E 29: bass, striped perch, squid and small fish (coris?)


Bohen, B. et al, From Alexander to Augustus. University of Illinois: Champaign, 1983. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 41, Plate 52,4; 55,4.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection, Dedicated by Dr. and Mrs. Allan C. Campbell.
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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