Fish Plate

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by Lucas
published on 12 April 2013

A Greek ceramic plate used for serving fish and seafood. A central depression collected any excess oil. The shape was popular in both Attica and Magna Graecia. Attic dishes almost always have the fish painted with their underside towards the outer edge whilst in southern Italy the underside of the fish was nearest the plate's centre. This example is from Attica, 400-350 BCE. (Art Institute of Chicago).



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