Acanthus Gallery (New York, New York), sold to Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, 1989.
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Attic Black-Figure Kylix
Attributed to an artist close to the Theseus Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 510 - about 490 B.C.)
Athens, Greece (Place Created)
about 525–500 B.C.
8.5 × 26.7 cm (3 3/8 × 10 1/2 in.)
Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
Use a tail-cut from a female tuna. . . . Slice it and bake it to a turn, adding a little salt and oil. Eat the slices hot, dipping them in piquant sauce. It is good also if you eat it plain . . . But if you serve it sprinkled with vinegar it is perfection.
This was the culinary advice of Archestratus of Gela, a gourmet who lived in one of the Greek colonies in Sicily around the mid-300s B.C. Given Greece's extensive coastline, fish were important in the Greek diet, but depictions of fishing and the sale of fish are rare in Greek art.
True, Marion, and Kenneth Hamma, eds. A Passion For Antiquities. Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, exh. cat. (Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994), pp. 92-94, cat. no. 38.
"Museum Acquisitions Between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 1998." The Report of the J. Paul Getty Trust (1997-98), p. 68.
Gebauer, J. Pompe und Thysia: Attische Tieropferdarstellungen auf schwarz- und rotfigurigen Vasen. (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2002), cat. no. Zv 32; p. 322; fig. 193 [listed as Fleischman coll., NY].
Spivey, Nigel and Squire, Michael. Panorama of the Classical World (Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2004), p. 66, fig. 104.
Borgers, Olaf.The Theseus Painter: Style, Shapes and Iconography. Vol. 16, (Amsterdam : Allard Pierson Series, 2004), pp. 55-58,62,119.
Curtis, Robert I, and Seth D. Pevnick. Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult and Daily Life. Tampa Museum of Art, exh. cat. (London: Giles, 2014), p. 145, cat. 59.