26 - 27 October 2004
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURE FISH PLATE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE COSTANTINI PAINTER
CIRCA 320-300 B.C.
The interior of the plate with sea creatures swimming around a central garum fish sauce recess, comprising a squid, a large electric ray, an octopus, a spotted torpedo, two small fish, two horn shells and a shrimp(?), with details added in white and yellow, the down-turned rim with a reserved laurel band
9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) diam.
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 149; and I. McPhee and A. D. Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates, Basel, 1987, p. 131, pl. 54d, no. 144.
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