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Interior: two striped fish with spiny back fins and an octopus around central depression. Details in added yellowish-white. Standing wave pattern decorates the overhang. Glaze on most of underside, rim of foot and inside foot. Broken and repaired.


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (presumably from Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia, Pa); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III, November 30, 1970 (loan number 282.1970); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend 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. 051.


Diameter: 19.8 cm Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World