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

Flask

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 6599
Inventory No.
6599
Sardis CATNUM
P86.114
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Flask
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 86.1
Locus
MMS-I 86.1 Locus 125
Description
Large ceramic flask, meant to rest horizontally. Lentoid body thrown in two parts, very neatly joined with hardly a trace of a seam. Lower surface almost flat, upper convex. Neck with slightly thickened rim joined to one edge of body, angled slightly up. Two horizontal handles joined to edge on either side of neck. Black streaky-glaze on upper vessel, with two creamy bands framed by narrow purple bands. Reddish-brown cross painted on plain bottom. Mended from many fragments, almost complete. Height 0.114 m, diameter 0.263 m.
Comments
From the yard of a Lydian house (Area 4-6, with Nos. 67, 70, 71, 77, 79, 89, 98, 99).
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1990, 151, fig. 14.
Author
NDC