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    Stemmed dish with graffito. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Stemmed dish with graffito

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 7392
Inventory No.
7392
Sardis CATNUM
P87.037
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 flaring foot, plain stem, plate with upturned lip. Orange to brown streaky-glaze on interior, with four sets of matte black spirals. Two similar graffiti incised on bottom of plate with fine tool, one with circle, line and radiating lines above, the other two “U”s connected by line. Complete, mended from 19 fragments. Height 0.090 m, diameter of rim 0.200 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