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

Oinochoe

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 6546
Inventory No.
6546
Sardis CATNUM
P84.101
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Oinochoe
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 84.1
Locus
MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34
Description
Ceramic trefoil rim oinochoe. Plain disk foot, ovoid body, cylindrical neck with trefoil rim. Narrow high-swung strap handle. Rather poorly thrown, with major irregularities. Short, thick pendant petals on shoulder; two bands framing handle from neck to shoulder. Wide red streaky-glaze band around lower body, with three irregular purple bands painted over it. Exterior of handle painted with streaky-glaze. Mended from fragments, almost complete. Burned before and after breaking. Height 0.162 m, diameter of body 0.145 m.
Comments
From a Lydian house destroyed in the mid-sixth century BC (Area 1, with Nos. 16, 62, 64, 65, 66, 68, 72, 73, 81, 87, 88, 96, 97, 100, 102, 103, 137, 138). With its petal decoration on the shoulder, this is the other, and most common type of jug in Lydian ceramics in the mid-sixth century BC.
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1988, 26-7, fig. 12.
Author
NDC