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    Lid with orientalizing decoration. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Lid with orientalizing decoration

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 8056
Museum Inventory No.
8056
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P93.046
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Lid
Pottery Ware
Lydian Orientalizing
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 93.1
Locus
MMS-I 86.1 Locus 109
B-Grid Coordinates
E153 - E154 / S064 - S065 *99.4 - 99.3
Description
Lid with orientalizing decoration. Tall body with almost vertical lower walls turning to slightly convex upper body. Handle in form of tall, slightly flaring ring. Exterior painted with creamy white slip, divided up into four zones, separated by wide bands of brown slip. Around handle, four preserved (originally five) groups of pendant petals. Midbody: wavy line with three-petalled flowers. Lower body: pendant petals above, row of large dots below. Handle painted with slightly lustrous brown slip. Mended from fragments, about 3/4 preserved. Height 0.102 m, diameter 0.225 m.
Comments
From the yard of a Lydian house destroyed in the mid-sixth century BC (Area 4-6, with Nos. 67, 70, 71, 76, 77, 79, 98, 99). It is not clear what vessel this was the lid to.
See Also
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1995, 17; Cahill and Kroll 2005, 601.
Author
NDC