• latw-138-1
    Faience hawk. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-138-2
    Faience hawk. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-138-3
    Faience hawk. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Faience hawk

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 6245
Inventory No.
6245
Sardis CATNUM
G85.009
Material
Faience
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 85.1
Locus
MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34
Description
Egyptianizing faience hawk pendant. Hawk sits frontally, with feet and tip of tail on flat rectangular base. Modelling on legs, tail, wings, eyes, and talons. Small ring protrudes from the back. Glazed, color eroded and burned; completely preserved; slightly chipped. Height 0.052 m, width 0.017 m, base 0.013 x 0.031 m.
Comments
From a Lydian house destroyed in the mid-sixth century (Area 1, with Nos. 16, 62, 64, 65, 66, 68, 72, 73, 75, 81, 87, 88, 96, 97, 100, 102, 103, 137); see No. 137. For the type, see Webb 1978, 95-6.
Discussed
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1988, 69, n. 16, fig. 10.
Author
NDC