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    Small streaky-glaze skyphos. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Small streaky-glaze skyphos

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 7412
Inventory No.
7412
Sardis CATNUM
P87.054
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
Tiny black ceramic skyphos. Conical foot, gently curving body turning in slightly at top; plain rim. Two horizontal loop handles. Black slightly streaky glaze on interior and exterior, including handle zone. White bands just below rim interior and exterior, at bottom of interior and at bottom of foot. Mended; part of foot and both handles restored. Height 0.065 m, diameter of rim 0.065 m.
Comments
From the “kitchen” of a Lydian house (Area 3, with Nos. 61, 63, 78, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86).
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1990, 149, n. 19.
Author
NDC