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

Strainer

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 6543
Inventory No.
6543
Sardis CATNUM
P84.107
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Strainer
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 84.1
Locus
MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34
Description
Large strainer with three handles. Wide flaring lip, bowl-like perforated central strainer, which is pierced from the outside with holes. Score marks on exterior guided placement of holes. Three horizontal handles, circular in section, with flat lug-like join to rim. Concentric bands of thin orange red slip over entire interior and exterior and on handles. Complete except for one handle (broken and missing in antiquity? restored in plaster). Diameter 0.355 m, thickness 0.008 m.
Comments
From a Lydian house destroyed in the mid-sixth century BC (Area 1, with Nos. 16, 62, 64, 66, 68, 72, 73, 75, 81, 87, 88, 96, 97, 100, 102, 103, 137, 138), together with two cooking pots, and stand No. 62. A strainer was found in Tomb 43 at Sardis (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art inv. 14.30.10, Butler 1922, 79).
Discussed
Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1988, 28, fig. 11.
Author
NDC