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    Silver omphalos bowl. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Silver omphalos bowl

Date
First half of the sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.3.89
Inventory No.
1.3.89
Material
Silver
Object Type
Metalwork
Metalwork Type
Metal Vessel
Site
Basmacı Tumulus
Description
The shallow bowl has a straight rim, thickened at the edge, and a large hemispherical omphalos with a centering mark on the underside. On the inner wall are eight evenly spaced horizontal ribs from the omphalos to just below the rim. The outer wall is plain. Similar bowls in bronze, with large hemispherical omphalos and ribs around the inner wall, of a late-eighth-century BC date, were found at Gordion (Özgen and Öztürk 1996). Height 0.039 m, diameter 0.156 m, weight 295.49 g.
Comments
Discussed
Baughan, “Burial Customs”; Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”
Bibliography
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 224.
Author
İÖ