Plates like these with incurving rims were a creation of the 4th century BC, and lasted well into the Hellenistic Period. Rouletting is the most common form of decoration for them, along with palmettes, but few have as many bands as the present example, nor are they generally as complex and detailed in the stamping.
ProvenanceCharles Ede Ltd, London, UK; acquired c.1965 or earlier
LiteratureFor the stamp work see Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Capua, Museo Campano III, pl.27, no.3
For the form see Brian A. Sparkes and Lucy Talcott, The Athenian Agora, Vol.XII, Black and Plain Pottery of the 6th, 5th and 4th centuries BC, Part 2 (Princeton, 1970), pl.33, no.833