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

Lydion

Date
Ca. 575-540 BC?, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 2200
Inventory No.
2200
Sardis CATNUM
P61.009
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Lydion
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
Tomb 61.1
Trench
Tomb 61.1
Locus
Tomb 61.1 Locus 1
Description
Intact except for nicks off rim, flakes off body. Body horizontally fluted/faceted. Surface, especially body and rim, somewhat worn. Clay orange-tan, micaceous. Decoration in thin brown slip; on rim and inside of neck, streakily applied; on body, either streakily or evenly applied. Height 0.1065 m, maximum diameter 0.096 m.
Comments
The lydion was recovered from the same grave as No. 145.
Discussed
Baughan, “Lydian Burial Customs”; Greenewalt, “Cosmetics”; Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”
Bibliography
Greenewalt 1972, 116-117, no. 2, 132-134 (with previous bibliography).
Author
CHG