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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.144.1
adlib_title Apulian : Tarantine red figure fish plate
Shape Fish plate
Shape_description Central well, surrounded by a ridge, rising to broad rim with overhanging vertical lip, tapering slightly in; on the underside the plate curves to a short, thick stem that broadens to a moulded foot, concave and flaring on the exterior surface, hollowed on the interior, with a flat resting surface, pointed at centre of plate.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian : Tarantine
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/4
Decoration Exterior black glaze with red figure decoration all over; underside reserved, except for broad black band at curve from plate to stem, black on exterior and interior vertical surfaces of foot, and broad black band around pointed centre of plate. 12-petal rosette in central well, surrounded by red band, wave pattern to left, and black and red bands; figural scene showing three different types of fish (bream in profile, xxx and cuttle fish, shown from above) advancing to the left. Mussel and 6-petal rosette in field, on either side of the xxx. Rim decorated with red band above a laurel band to left floral motif.Red parts of decorative bands ruddled, whereas streaky brown has been used for artistic effect (shading to render a three-dimensional impression) on the fish. Some details on central rosettes and fish rendered with added white and yellow.
Inscriptions
Condition Rim and foot are cracked once and twice, respectively, but remain intact. There is a gouge on the rim, as well as some smaller chips on the base. Decoration damaged with cracks and reddish-brown stains. White deposits on lower part of rim and underside, as well as foot.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 330
Dating_details
Artist Group of Karlsruhe 66/160
Attribution McPhee and Trendall 1987, IVA/118, 127-28: The cuttlefish, with body outlined in white and decorated with black horizontal stripes, two large black eyes, and a cluster of tentacles (some white), is typical of a particular painter denoted by the Group of Karlsruhe 66/140. Further characteristics of this Group evidenced on the Reading plate are the bream's pectoral fin, which takes the form of an open fan with vertical cross-strokes; and the use of a mussel as filler; the decoration of the central depression with a rosette of the 'ice cream cone' type, surrounded by a wave border; the laurel wreath on the overhanging rim.
Image
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Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Apulian red-figure fish plate.
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Oblique view, from slightly above, of an Apulian red-figure fish plate.
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Top view of the bottom of an Apulian red-figure fish plate.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing the bottom facing upwards and side decoration.
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Top view of the top of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing decoration.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing side decoration.
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Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing both top and side decoration.
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Top view of an Apulian red-figure fish plate.
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Top view of the top of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing decoration.
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Top view of part of the top of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing cuttle fish decoration.
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Top view of part of the top of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing decoration.
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Top view of part of the top of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing bream fish decoration.
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Top view of the bottom of an Apulian red-figure fish plate.
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Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing both top and side decoration.
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Front view of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing side decoration.
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Front view of the top of an Apulian red-figure fish plate, showing decoration.
Comparanda For comparanda ssociated with the Sea-Horse Group (works of the Darius Painter) cf. Copenhagen 599 (CVA 6, pl. 249.1); Ruvo Jatta Collection (EAA 2, 496); Milan H.A. Collection 453 (CVA 1, pl. 41.6); Taranti from Ruvo (Via 1 Maggie), unpublished.
Bibliography McPhee and Trendall 1987, 129, IVA/118, pl. 52e
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 5.9
Diameters Rim 21.5, well 4.1, base 11.3
Handle_height
Other_dims. H. lip 3.4
Location Symposium
Edited_by Georgia; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 03.06.2003; 18.10.2004; 10.01.2006
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