• latw-84-1
    Stemmed dish with graffito of “snake.” (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Stemmed dish with graffito of “snake”

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 7382
Inventory No.
7382
Sardis CATNUM
P87.021
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Stemmed Dish
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 86.1
Locus
MMS-I 86.1 Locus 124
Description
Ceramic stemmed dish with flat, square-lipped flaring foot, plain stem, plate with upturned lip. Dark streaky-glaze on interior, with three sets of almost invisible matte black spirals. Interior quite worn and somewhat eroded. “Snake” graffito on interior of plate. Complete, mended from fragments. Height 0.102 m, diameter of rim 0.228 m.
Comments
See comment on No. 83.
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1990, 149, n. 18, fig. 11; Greenewalt 1991, 15, n. 25, fig. 21; Cahill 2000.
Author
NDC