Fish plate

Description
Plates like this were used to serve fish at the table, with the small depression at the centre holding a small bowl for sauce. The decoration shows three bream and white spots which represent shell-fish.
Accession Loan No.
44/1951/26
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
fish plate
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
fish plate; pinax
Dimensions
whole height 46 mm; whole diameter 197 mm
Production Person Surname
Bonython Painter?
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Production Town
at or near Cumae?
Production County
Campania
Production Country
Italy
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
fish plate
Function Detail
for serving fish and shellfish, and possibly nuts, fruits and cakes; perhaps more usually made to serve as funerary offering
Collection Site Name
Cyprus?
Collection Country
Cyprus
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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