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Plate
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(πίναξ/pínax, λεκάνη/lekánē; Lat. catillus). Plates were used, like flatter platters and deeper bowls, for preparing and serving food at table (e.g. Hom. Od. 1,141; 16,49 f.); they could be round or square, with or without a stand, with curved or steep walls. In archaeological finds plates are attested from the 8th cent. BC until the end of Antiquity in various materials (bronze, wood, silver, clay, tin etc.).

Catinus [1]; Crockery; Fish-plate; Lanx; Table culture

Bibliography

S. Künzl, Das Tafelgeschirr, in: E. Künzl (ed.), Die Ala…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Plate”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1203140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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