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    Two bronze handles from a wooden bowl. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Two bronze handles from a wooden bowl

Date
First half of the sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.8.89
Inventory No.
1.8.89
Material
Bronze
Object Type
Metalwork
Metalwork Type
Metal Vessel
Site
Basmacı Tumulus
Description
This pair of swivel ring handles is similar to those on the bowl with rim bands, no. 226 (No. 158). These rings, however, are larger, and the ribbing is more definite, composed of relatively broad convex ribs alternating with pairs of fine ribs. The handles were found in the tomb with fragments of the decomposed wooden bowl to which they belonged and six silver rivets with hemispherical heads. The vessel had rim bands and spools carved in one with the bowl, and presumably the rivets would have been inserted into the top of the spools as a decorative element (Özgen and Öztürk 1996). Diameter 0.11 m, thickness 0.012, 0.013 m, weight 1166.96 g. and 119.5 g.
Comments
Discussed
Baughan, “Burial Customs”; Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”
Bibliography
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 226.
Author
İÖ