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Interior: Cuttlefish, striped fish (probably a bream), mullet, and a horn shell. Added brown and white have been used for many details, and the bodies of the fish are tinted with brown, dilute wash. The central depression has a rosette; the framed wave-pattern around it is repeated on the...

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Provenance

By the early 1960s: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XVI, no. 102); by 1965: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; loaned to MFA by Mr. & Mrs. Vermeule, November 12, 1965 (loan no. 217.65); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, December 18, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, about 340–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 065.

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.); diameter: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.1018

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels