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Greek Terracotta Apulian red-figure fish plate, 4th-3rd century BC

Greek Terracotta Apulian red-figure fish plate, 4th-3rd century BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1443507

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Ancient Greeks were great producers of ceramics, highlighting among them the most exquisite types used for festivities and banquets. Fish in Ancient Greece was a delicacy that only certain wealthy classes could afford. Fishes such as sea bass, tuna or conger eel were almost a delicacy, so we must think that this type of ceramic dishes, aimed precisely at containing fish, were used by wealthy families during the festivities or banquets that would be held by arranging the food on it. Measurements: 19,5 x 6 cm
Conditions: Some chips on the surface, otherwise in good condition
Provenance: Classical Archaeology F. Cervera, Spain, 2014 Attached thermoluminescence test (TL)