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    Streaky-glaze skyphos with reserve band. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Streaky-glaze skyphos with reserve band

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 7439
Inventory No.
7439
Sardis CATNUM
P87.034
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Skyphos
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 86.1
Locus
MMS-I 86.1 Locus 124
Description
Ceramic skyphos. Conical foot, gently curving body turning in slightly at top; plain rim. Two horizontal loop handles. Streaky-glaze over entire interior and exterior except for reserved band at handle zone. White bands on interior below rim and at bottom of cup, on exterior below reserved band, and on foot. Mended from many fragments. Height 0.135 m, diameter of rim 0.152 m.
Comments
From “kitchen” of a Lydian house (Area 3, with Nos. 61, 63, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86). A typical Lydian shape; see No. 77.
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1990, 149, n. 19.
Author
NDC