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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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Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.564

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels