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    Cooking pot lid, view of bottom. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Cooking pot lid. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Cooking pot lid

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 6677
Inventory No.
6677
Sardis CATNUM
P84.077
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Cooking Pot Lid
Pottery Ware
Lydian Cookingware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 84.1
Locus
MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34
Description
Flat profile, with flaring knob handle. Part of circumference cut away to provide space for cooking pot handle. Intact. Height 0.054, diameter 0.200.
Comments
From a Lydian house destroyed in the mid-sixth century BC (Area 1, with Nos. 16, 62, 65, 66, 68, 72, 73, 75, 81, 87, 88, 96, 97, 100, 102, 103, 137, 138), together with two cooking pots and stand No. 62. It is too large for either of the two cooking pots found with it, however, and this is true of other pot-and-lid combinations found and apparently used together in the Lydian houses. Perhaps the cooking pots were more prone to breaking, and equipment originally made as sets quickly became separated.
Discussed
Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1988, 28, n. 13, fig. 11.
Author
NDC