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This area allows you to search for and learn about artifacts published by the Sardis Expedition. Currently (2017) the database consists of artifacts in the exhibition and catalog “The Lydians and Their World” (Yapı Kredi Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul, 2010). In coming months we intend to add objects from all Sardis Reports and Monographs.

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  • Crawford H. Greenewalt, Jr., with an addition by Nicholas Cahill
  • Elizabeth Baughan
  • Silver Ram Pendant
    Silver Ram Pendant

    Jewelry and Ornaments

    Silver

    Early Bronze Age, ca. 2500-2000 BC (Early Bronze Age)

    Pendant in form of a ram. Elongated cylindrical body perforated just above stumps of forelegs. Cylindrical neck at oblique angle to body. Small head with rounded nose; horns in relief curve back and around on either side of head. Tiny tail points ...

  • Marble Stele of Atrastas
    Marble Stele of Atrastas

    Sculpture, Inscription

    Marble, Stone

    520-500 BC (Hanfmann); fourth century BC (Bossert) (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Stele of white marble. Above, relief showing a man seated on a stool at a table, behind him an indistinct form that has been variously identified (standing child, Bossert; foreparts of a dog, Hanfmann). The man either has a disproportionately long...

  • Corinthian aryballos
    Corinthian aryballos

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. 590-550 BC (Middle Corinthian or later) (Lydian)

    Round Corinthian aryballos with quatrefoil decoration. Globular body with slightly flattened bottom. Very low neck, wide horizontal everted lip with narrow mouth. Carefully drawn rosette around mouth. Rim crosshatched. Handle decorated with wavy l...

  • Bird bowl
    Bird bowl

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Seventh century BC (Lydian)

    Bird bowl. Low ring foot, bowl with rounded profile, lightly nicked rim. Handles restored. Hatched bird in metope, flanked by hatched diamonds in metopes. Mended from fragments; parts of body and both handles restored. Height 0.060 m, diameter 0.1...

  • Attic black-figure band skyphos
    Attic black-figure band skyphos

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Attic black-figured band skyphos. Wide low flaring foot. Deep body, slightly inset, flaring lip with sharp transitional ridge on interior. Two horizontal handles. In band, side A: two neatly drawn confronting panthers, framed by palmettes. In band...

  • Attic black-figure komast cup
    Attic black-figure komast cup

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Attic black-figure komast cup. Flaring conical foot, without solid clay. Fully rounded body. Inset lip, two horizontal handles. Net pattern on exterior of lip. Double palmettes with tendrils beneath handles. Sides A and B: almost identical komast ...

  • Attic black-figure Merrythought cup
    Attic black-figure Merrythought cup

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Ca. mid-sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Attic black figure cup with deep bowl, high “wishbone” handles. Side A: battle over a fallen warrior, with two nude figures bearing away the corpse; Ramage suggests that the nude figures might represent Sleep and Death, rather than mortal combatan...

  • Kantharos, marbled with confronted deer and tree
    Kantharos, marbled with confronted deer and tree

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    First half of the sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Pottery kantharos with double-roll handles. Body decorated in brown slip with curled marbling in seven overlapping rows. Neck decorated with images in slips of three colors, very dark brown, orange brown, and light yellow-brown, over a cream-slipp...

  • Marbled omphalos phiale
    Marbled omphalos phiale

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    Sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Pottery omphalos phiale. Outside and inside covered with white slip, over which orange-brown slip applied over rim and omphalos and in radial bands of marbling outside and inside. Diameter 0.161 m, height 0.056 m.

  • Provincial Lydian bichrome stemmed dish
    Provincial Lydian bichrome stemmed dish

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    First half of the sixth century BC (Lydian)

    Plain rim; flaring base; plain stem (Gordion inv. no. 10983 P4495 +10938 P4482). Clay very pale brown (10 YR 7/4). Decoration yellowish red (5 YR 5/8) to red (2.5 YR 4/8), and in reddish black (2.5 YR 2.5/1). Interior: creamy-white slipped, top to...