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

Band cup

Date
Ca. 575-540 BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 2207
Inventory No.
2207
Sardis CATNUM
P61.002
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Band Cup
Pottery Ware
East Greek
Site
Sardis
Sector
Tomb 61.2
Trench
Tomb 61.2
Locus
Tomb 61.2 Locus 1
Description
Broken and mended. Foot restored. Outside, dark slip on handles and body except for reserve bands as follows: narrow at base of lip, broad in handle zone, narrow on lower body. Inside, dark slip except for narrow reserve band below rim. Height of bowl 0.092 m, diameter of mouth 0.186 m.
Comments
From a schist-lined cist burial in the Great Necropolis of Sardis (Inderesi region; grave 61.2). The foot is restored on the model of similar cups from Panionion (Kerschner et al. 2008, Taf. 43 no. 7) and Tocra in Libya (Boardman and Hayes 1966, 134, pl. 89 no. 1400).
Discussed
Baughan, “Lydian Burial Customs”; Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”
Bibliography
Greenewalt 1972, 121-122, 134-135, no. 10 (with previous bibliography).
Author
CHG