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    Lekythos. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Lekythos

Date
Probably fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 9031
Inventory No.
9031
Sardis CATNUM
P03.303
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Lekythos
Pottery Ware
Lydian Plainware
Site
Sardis
Sector
Tomb 03.1
Trench
Tomb 03.1
Locus
Tomb 03.1 Locus 1
Description
Ovoid lekythos with flat, string-cut disc foot. Rim missing. Small knobs on each side of shoulder; between, handle scar. Unpainted. Preserved height 0.1378 m, diameter 0.0806 m.
Comments
Found outside the tomb containing Nos. 196-205; see comment on No. 203. With its vestigial knobs on the sides and central handle, the shape makes reference to a hydria (Ebbinghaus).
Discussed
Baughan, “Lydian Burial Customs”
Bibliography
Greenewalt 2005, 82-3; forthcoming study by Susanne Ebbinghaus.
Author
NDC