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    Bronze trefoil-mouthed oinochoe. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Bronze trefoil-mouthed oinochoe

First half of the sixth century BC, Lydian
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.6.89
Inventory No.
Object Type
Metalwork Type
Metal Vessel
Basmacı Tumulus
The jug has a trefoil mouth, cylindrical neck, squat spherical body and a flared foot. The jug proper is made in three parts: mouth, neck, and shoulder; body, and foot. The shoulder overlaps and is soldered to the upper curve of the body; the foot is also attached by solder. Around the base of the neck is a separately made fillet of rounded profile, decorated with vertical grooves in groups of three. Its two ends meet at the handle side of the jug. The fillet is attached by pins, one at each end and three other evenly spaced around the circumference. The handle is formed from two plates of bronze, the upper folded over the lower, a variation of a technique favored by Phrygian metalsmiths. The upper face is recessed between raised edges. At its lower end the upper plate projects beyond the lower to fit the curve of the jug; its extreme lower end is covered by a narrow collar with molded upper and lower edges which is attached by a pin (broken) at the center. The handle is attached to the body of the jug by a single rivet above the collar. The plain upper end is soldered to a long flat attachment plate, which is shaped to the curve of the rim and fixed by two rivets (Özgen and Öztürk 1996). Height 0.144 m, height to top of handle 0.177 m, diameter at rim 0.095 m, diameter of body 0.113 m, diameter of foot 0.062 m, weight 349.63 g.
Baughan, “Burial Customs”; Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 223.