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
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
fish plate; pinax
Collection Country
Cyprus
Common Name
fish plate
Production Person Surname
Bonython Painter?
Production Country
Italy
Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Production Town
at or near Cumae?
Production County
Campania
Collection Site Name
Cyprus?
Cultural Group
Greek
Family Group

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
Dimensions
whole height 46 mm; whole diameter 197 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:44
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:53

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