• latw-198-1
    Glass aryballos. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-198-2
    Glass oinochoe (No. 196), aryballoi (Nos. 198-199), and alabastron (No. 197). (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Glass aryballos

Date
Second half of the fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 9051
Inventory No.
9051
Sardis CATNUM
G03.003
Material
Glass
Object Type
Glass
Site
Sardis
Sector
Tomb 03.1
Trench
Tomb 03.1
Locus
Tomb 03.1 Locus 1
Description
Aryballos of core-formed and trail-decorated translucent dark blue glass. Round body; short neck, horizontal rim with applied trail of opaque yellow glass. Two handles applied on shoulder; one pale blue, the other yellow, with holes on top for string. Trail in opaque yellow applied beneath yellow handle and pulled around body to form upper register. Center register in alternating opaque yellow and light-blue trail is dragged alternately up and down. Below, near base, two more trails; uppermost is yellow, bottom one is blue. Height 0.0615 m, diameter 0.0535 m.
Comments
From the same tomb as Nos. 196-205; see comment on No. 196.
Discussed
Baughan, “Lydian Burial Customs”
Bibliography
Greenewalt 2005, 82-3; forthcoming study by Susanne Ebbinghaus.
Author
NDC