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

Cooking stand

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 6675
Inventory No.
6675
Sardis CATNUM
P84.085
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Cooking Stand
Pottery Ware
Lydian Cookingware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 84.1
Locus
MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34
Description
Coarse cookingware stand to support a cooking pot on a hearth. Wheel-made tapering cylindrical body with ca. one-fourth of the diameter cut away to give access to coals within. Thickened lip, with beveled top where cooking pot rests. Three triangular tooth-like supports to hold pot. Strap handle at back. Complete, mended from nine fragments. Height 0.125 m, diameter of rim 0.178 m.
Comments
From a Lydian house destroyed in the mid-sixth century BC (Area 1, with Nos. 16, 64, 65, 66, 68, 72, 73, 75, 81, 87, 88, 96, 97, 100, 102, 103, 137, 138); found with a cooking pot nearby, still full of carbonized barley. Such cooking stands have been found with their cooking pots still in place on them (Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”). They are fairly common in both Lydian and Etruscan pottery (Scheffer 1981).
Discussed
Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1988, 28, n. 14, fig. 11-12.
Author
NDC