11 June 2003
AN APULIAN RED-FIGURED FISH-PLATE
Circa Late 4th Century B.C.
With a red mullet, a striped bream, an angler-fish, two mussels, a snail and a star, a rosette in the deep depression at the center, surrounded by a band of wave, a band of wave along the overhanging rim, details in added white
8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm) diameter
French Private Collection
Enghien, Enghien-les-Bains, France, 2002
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The painter of this plate is closely related to the Perrone-Phrixos Group. Compare the three fish on IVA/88 in McPhee and Trendall, Greek Red-figured Fish-plates.
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