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    Rosette bowl, side view. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Rosette bowl

Date
Ca. 575-540 BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 2217
Inventory No.
2217
Sardis CATNUM
P61.006
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Bowl
Pottery Ware
East Greek
Site
Sardis
Sector
Tomb 61.2
Trench
Tomb 61.2
Locus
Tomb 61.2 Locus 1
Description
Broken and mended. One handle and rim parts missing. Outside, dark slip over rim, at bottom of bowl, and on foot, and for decoration as follows: in handle zone central dot rosette flanked by stripes; below handle zone, broad band. Inside, dark slip over which narrow bands and central dot in red. Height 0.042 m, diameter of mouth 0.11 m.
Comments
From a schist-lined cist burial in the Great Necropolis of Sardis (Inderesi region; Grave 61.2).
Discussed
Baughan, “Lydian Burial Customs”; Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”
Bibliography
Greenewalt 1972, 121, 134-135, no. 9; (with previous bibliography).
Author
CHG