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

Lydion from Gordion

Date
Ca. 550-520 BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Polatlı, Gordion Museum, 57.765.06
Inventory No.
57.765.06
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Lydion
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Gordion
Description
Intact, chips off rim and foot (Possibly Gordion inv. no. 2387 P752). Surface badly worn. Fabric not too fine, sturdy but friable, micaceous; fired light pink. White slip on lip and shoulder. Brick red-to-brown sepia slip (slightly metallic in places) on neck, lower body, and foot; the same applied in a band on the (white-slipped) rim and in a thin spiral band over the (white-slipped) shoulder. Height 0.097 m, maximum diameter 0.071-0.072 m.
Comments
From the tumulus cemetery at Gordion, burial A 110 (1952); from the same deposit were recovered another lydion of similar shape and a globular lekythos of Lydian type. The shape is intermediate between the early “fat-bellied” and “late” lydion types.
Discussed
Bibliography
Author
CHG