London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED FISH-PLATE
ATTRIBUTED TO THE FLATFISH PAINTER, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
With a dog fish, flatfish and bream, swimming around a central garum (fish sauce) recess, two clams and a shrimp in the field, the recess with rays, dotted band around the edge, down-turned rim with band of laurel, details in added white
8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam.
European private collection, acquired before 1990.
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For the Flatfish Painter cf. I. McPhee and A. D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates, Basel, 1987, pp. 118-120, nos 5-29.
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