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Campanian fish plate

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"Fish" plate. Has a flange falling from edge of base. Interior: Two fish and an octopus. Circling the central depression are a bream, a striped perch, and an ocopus. A band of black dots cirlces the upper rim; around the overhanging rim is an ivy vine. As usual on Campanian fish-plates,...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples, said (& truly) to have been found at S. Maria di Capua); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 350–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Campania, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 088; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 156.


Diameter: 22.5cm (8 7/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World