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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, 8151
Inventory No.
8151
Sardis CATNUM
P95.024
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Skyphos
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 93.1
Locus
MMS-I 86.1 Locus 109
Description
Ceramic skyphos with white bands. Conical foot, gently curving body turning in slightly at top; plain rim. Two horizontal loop handles. Exterior and interior painted with thick glossy slip, with distinct stacking line. No reserved band at handle zone. White bands on lower foot, exterior and interior of body. Mended from many fragments. Height 0.104 m, diameter of rim 0.105 m.
Comments
From the court of a Lydian house (Area 4-6, with Nos. 67, 70, 71, 76, 77, 89, 98, 99). A typical Lydian shape; see No. 77.
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1995.
Author
NDC