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Lot 0024A
Magna Graecia, Southern Italy, Apulian, ca. 340 to 320 BCE. A handsome fish plate, so-called for its marine life decoration - this one painted with four sea perches via the red-figure technique - of a form known as a "pinax" or "pinakion" which literally means tablet, after its flat shape. This form resembles a dimpled disk that is elevated upon a ring-based pedestal foot. The depressed central "dimple" was created to hold oil or sauce. Note that the rim is turned down and decorated with a border of spiraling waves. As was characteristic of South Italic fish plates, the decoration presents the fishes' bellies oriented toward the sauce cup in the center of the plate. In addition, the red figure palette has expanded to also include added pink and white overpainting or fugitive paints, as was particular to the South Italian palette. Size: 7.125" W x 2.125" H (18.1 cm x 5.4 cm)

Provenance: Ex - Prominent LA County collector who acquired these prior to 2000

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#116335

Condition

Plate repaired from three pieces with minor surface wear.

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Greek Apulian Red-Figure Pottery Fish Plate

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Sep 22, 2016