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Interior: A bream, a striped bream, a red mullet, and a shrimp swim around the central depression. The fish are tinted with streaky dilute glaze. Added yellow is used for the shrimp and for stripes and dots in the fish; added white is used for fins, tails, gills, bellies, mouths, and other...

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Dates unknown: according to I. McPhee and A. D. Trendall, Antike Kunst 33, 1990, p. 41, no. 27a: ex Freiburg Market, J. Haering and New York Market, Royal-Athena Galleries; by 1988: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg Collection; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, December 30, 1988

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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, about 350–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Paestum, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 101.


Diameter: 25.9 cm (10 3/16 in.); height: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World