• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 221

    A PAESTAN RED-FIGURE FISH PLATE

    ASSOCIATED WITH FOLLOWERS OF ASTEAS, MID-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAESTAN RED-FIGURE FISH PLATE
    ASSOCIATED WITH FOLLOWERS OF ASTEAS, MID-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    With three fish, a coris, striped perch and torpedo, swimming around a central garum (fish sauce) recess, the down-turned rim with wave pattern, details in added white
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private German collection.
    Acquired Galerie Puhze, Freiburg, April 2001.


    Saleroom Notice

    The illustration for lot 221 has been mis-labelled as lot 220 in the printed catalogue, but is correct online.


    Literature

    I. McPhee and A. D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates, Basel, 1987, p. 110, no. 46.