• latw-199-1
    Glass aryballos. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-199-2
    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, 9052
Inventory No.
9052
Sardis CATNUM
G03.004
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, broken; top missing. One of two applied handles preserved in its entirety. Both should have gone vertically from neck to shoulder of vessel. One preserved handle. Trail in opaque yellow applied beneath one handle and pulled around body to form upper register. Center register of opaque yellow, light-blue and light green trail is dragged alternately up and down. Below, two more yellow trails at greatest diameter. Present height 0.060 m, diameter 0.0513 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