Italic pottery dish for serving seafoodM28
A pottery dish with a dimpled omphalos to the centre and a single band of ochre painted decoration around the rim. This shape of dish was usually used for serving seafood, so that garum paste could be placed in the middle with a wide surface around it for holding the food.
Italy, Italic, 5th or 4th Century BC
4.1 x 19.2 cms
Chipping and a small crack around the edge of the rim
Ex. private collection, Deuil-La-Barre, France; acquired late 19th to mid 20th Century