• latw-169-10
    Silver phiale, with inscription. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-169-20
    Silver phiale, detail of inscription (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Silver phiale, with inscription

Date
Late sixth or early fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.37.96
Inventory No.
1.37.96
Material
Silver
Object Type
Metalwork
Metalwork Type
Metal Vessel
Site
Ikiztepe Tumulus
Description
“The shallow bowl has a sharply flaring offset lip, and a shallow omphalos with a centering mark on the underside. Radiating from an engraved circle around the omphalos are eighty-seven lightly chased tongues, defined around the top by scalloping. Around the shoulder is a narrow profiled band of three ridges with two intervening shallow grooves. On the inside of the bowl, thirty-eight tongues are chased on the floor around the omphalos. On the underside of the omphalos are incised a complex monogram and the Greek letters, written retrograde, probably representing the beginning of a Lydian name.

Height 0.041 m, diameter at rim 0.151 m, diameter of body 0.122 m, weight 190.8 g.” (Özgen and Öztürk 1996)

Comments
From the Ikiztepe Tumulus.
Discussed
Bibliography
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 42.
Author
İÖ