• latw-99-1
    Ring askos. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-99-2
    Ring askos No. 99 (Photograph by Crawford H. Greenewalt, jr.)
  • latw-99-3
    Ring askos from Sardis (No. 99) (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Ring askos

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 7896
Inventory No.
7896
Sardis CATNUM
P93.043
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Askos
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 93.1
Locus
MMS-I 86.1 Locus 109
Description
Miniature ring askos. Doughnut-shaped body, low vertical neck, flaring rim. Single basket handle from top of body to neck. Painted with cream slip, with decoration applied in red. Three red stripes on neck, band of diagonal lines around the rim. The lower part of the body was fully covered with red, applied rather streakily, followed by two rings and a design of inverted triangles or tongues around the central hole. Mended from fragments, almost complete. Height 0.040 m, diameter 0.048 m.
Comments
See comment on No. 98.
Discussed
Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”; Greenewalt, “Cosmetics”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1995, 17.
Author
NDC