• latw-42-1
    “Table setting” from a ritual meal, including plate, cup (skyphos), pitcher (oinochoe), stew pot (chytra), iron knife (Nos. 42-46). (Photograph by Crawford H. Greenewalt, jr.)

Ritual Dinner Jug

Date
Ca. 575-525 BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 5362
Inventory No.
5362
Sardis CATNUM
P70.007
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Oinochoe
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
PN
Trench
PN
Locus
PN Locus cd26
Description
Intact. Clay reddish-tan, micaceous. Inside around rim and outside, highly micaceous yellowish slip. Height (without handle) 0.151 m, diameter of rim 0.116 m. Volume capacity to lip 1670 cc.
Comments
Nos. 42-46 belong to another puppy dinner assemblage (Greenewalt 1978 , no. 26) recovered from an extramural occupation quarter at Sardis (excavation sector PN), located ca. 350 m west of the lower city fortification wall and close to the (present) Pactolus stream channel. No. 42, like No. 38, does not have cooking-ware fabric, although they resemble in shape standard Lydian cooking pots (e.g. Nos. 61, 63).
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Greenewalt, “Gods of Lydia”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”
Bibliography
Greenewalt 1978b, 75, no. cd 26.1.
Author
CHG