The Lydians and their World (2010) Cat. 68
- Before mid-6th c BC, Lydian
- Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
- Object Type
- Metalwork Type
- MMS-I 84.1
- MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34
- B-Grid Coordinates
- E147 / S67.9
- Iron. Rectangular sheet reinforced along the long sides by two narrow strips, one of which has slipped out of position and lies diagonally across the sheet. (The method of attachment has not been identified.) The main sheet was perforated with many small holes, ca. 33-35 across the length, ca. 19-20 across the width. Main sheet: length 0.152 m, width 0.093 m, thickness 0.002 m. Width of narrow strips ca. 0.008 m and 0.004 m.
- From a Lydian house destroyed in the mid-sixth century BC (Area 1, with Nos. 16, 62, 64, 65, 66, 72, 73, 75, 81, 87, 88, 96, 97, 100, 102, 103, 137, 138), together with two cooking pots and stand No. 62.
Grated bread (knestos artos) was an ingredient of the Lydian stew called kandaulos, and was used in Ionia, according to Hegisippos of Tarentum, as preserved in Athenaeus 12.516d, and Artemidorus of Ephesus, as preserved in Athenaeus 3.111d.
For a copper grater from a tomb of the 6th century BC at Ialysos on Rhodes, see Jacopi 1929, 192 and fig. 186.
- See Also
- Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Greenewalt, “Bon Appetit”; Cahill, “Persian Sack”.
- Cahill in Greenewalt et al. 1988, 28.