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    Lydion from Gordion. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Lydion from Gordion

Date
Ca. 560-540 BC, Lydian or Late Lydian
Museum
Polatlı, Gordion Museum, 57.764.06
Inventory No.
57.764.06
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Lydion
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Gordion
Description
Intact except for chips from rim (Possibly Gordion inv. no. 1573 P490). Fabric fairly hard, fine, non-micaceous; fired light tan-pink. Red-brown slip streakily applied over lip, neck (outside and partly inside), mid body, lower body, and foot; the same applied in a thin spiral band over the reserve surface of the shoulder. Height 0.098 m, maximum diameter 0.093-0.094 m.
Comments
From the Küçük Höyük at Gordion; recovered (in 1951) together with twenty “nearly complete examples … and fragments of many more … ten nearly complete (lekythoi of Lydian type) and fragments of many others” (Young 1953, 164), and a streaky-glaze skyphos of Lydian type, as well as local Phrygian one-handled spouted jugs. The shape of all the lydia recovered from that Küçük Höyük context, including this example, is the early lydion “fat-bellied” type.
Discussed
Bibliography
Young 1953, 164, fig. 8.
Author
CHG