8 June 2005
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED FISH-PLATE
ATTRIBUTED TO THE FLATFISH PAINTER
CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
With a flatfish, a wrasse, a red mullet and a mussel, a rosette in the deep depression at the center, a band of laurel along the overhanging rim, details in added white and red
8 in. (20.3 cm.) diameter
American Private Collection.
Acquired by the current owner in 1987.
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For a similar example see no. IVA/17 in McPhee and Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates.
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