|APULIAN RED-FIGURE RECTANGULAR FISH PLATE FROM THE HIPPOCAMP GROUP
Star-gazer, two-banded bream, grey mullet, striped perch; wave pattern around rim. A very rare shape.
Ca. 350-325 BC
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) X 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.); H. 2 in. (5.1 cm.)
Ex L.F. Mintici Collection, Brussels, acquired in the 1970s;
J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired from J. Billen, Brussels, in June 2007.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIX (2008), no. 130.
Only two other rectangular fish plates are known-
Louvre K 590 (I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall, Greek Red-figure Fish Plates, 1987, 119, no. 22);
George Ortiz collection, Geneva (I. McPhee & A.D. Trendall, Addenda to Greek Red-figure Fish Plates, 1990; pl. 11, no 14a.)