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

Lydion from Gordion

Date
Ca. 500-450 BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Polatlı, Gordion Museum, 57.771.06
Inventory No.
57.771.06
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Lydion
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Gordion
Description
Complete, mended from two pieces, chips off rim (Possibly Gordion inv. no. 497 P144). Clay fired reddish buff. Reddish slip applied over lip, rim, and neck; the same slip is applied in a broad spiral band over the reserve surface of the shoulder. Height 0.114 m, maximum diameter 0.075 m.
Comments
From the City Mound (i.e. citadel mound) of Gordion (1950). Shape and decoration are typical of the “late” lydion type.
Discussed
Bibliography
Author
CHG