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Interior: a torpedo, a flatfish, a coris, a striped perch, and two scallops. The added-white details on three of the fish - gills, spines in the fins and tails - have nearly worn away; the torpedo never had any added color but has five large black dots on its back. A band of dicing circles the...

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By 1965: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 050.


Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.); diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World