• latw-108-10
    Omphalos phiale with marbled decoration, side view of exterior. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-108-20
    Omphalos phiale with marbled decoration, view of interior. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-108-30
    Omphalos phiale with marbled decoration, side view of interior. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-108-40
    Omphalos phiale with marbled decoration, profile (upside down). (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-108-50
    Omphalos phiale with marbled decoration, bottom view exterior. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Omphalos phiale with marbled decoration

Date
Ca. 560-520 BC, Lydian or Late Lydian
Museum
Polatlı, Gordion Museum, 3376 P1173
Inventory No.
3376 P1173
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Omphalos Phiale
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Gordion
Description
Marbled omphalos phiale. Less than half preserved; restored from fragments; parts of omphalos survive. Deep, hemispherical bowl. Fabric hard, fine, slightly micaceous; fired red-brown to milky brick red. Inside and out, cream-white slip, thinly applied in places; over which marbling in orange-to-brown slip applied in vertical stripes by a multiple-brush; outside in a cross of plain (non-wiggly) stripes and, centered in each of the four fields, wiggly stripes; inside over the entire surface in wiggly stripes. Diameter of rim 0.135 m, preserved height 0.054 m.
Comments
Recovered from the City Mound (i.e. citadel mound) of Gordion (1955). Form and decoration are similar to marbled omphalos phialai from Miletus, Nos. 113-114.
Discussed
Bibliography
Greenewalt 1978b, 38-39, pl. 14; Greenewalt 2012.
Author
CHG