APULIAN BLACK-GLAZED PLATE
Measurements: 16.2 cm − diameter, 3.5 cm − height
Description: An Apulian black-glazed plate with a wide shallow bowl and slight concave rim on a low ring foot with concave side. The base of the foot is unglazed. In the centre of the shallow bowl is a circular recess, which features a metallic tint. During firing, sintering of the iron-rich clay produced the characteristic shiny black surface.
Provenance: Ex. Belgian collection.
Reference: For the shape: The British Museum
Period: 4th century BC
Condition: Very fine, intact, with minor chipping to the dish and foot, surface cracks and crazing to the glaze over the whole, and scratches over the whole; one larger crack where the foot meets the body.