• latw-45-1
    “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 Dish

Date
Ca. 575-525 BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 5361
Inventory No.
5361
Sardis CATNUM
P70.010
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Dish
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
PN
Trench
PN
Locus
PN Locus cd26
Description
Missing part of rim, all of central zone, and foot; about one-fourth to one-third complete. Clay reddish-tan, micaceous, friable. Inside, on rim, and outside around rim, reddish slip over which decoration in black slip as follows: inside, three (spaced) narrow spiral bands of three-to-five turns each; on rim, eight-to-nine groups of narrow stripes between narrow bands; outside, narrow bands. Restored height 0.055-0.06 m, maximum diameter 0.28 m.
Comments
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Greenewalt, “Gods of Lydia”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”
Bibliography
Greenewalt 1978b, 76, no. cd 26.4.
Author
CHG