• latw-97-1
    Lydion. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
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    Lydion. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Lydion

Date
Ca. mid-sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 6431
Museum Inventory No.
6431
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P85.026
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Lydion
Pottery Ware
Lydian Tableware
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-I 85.1
Locus
MMS-I 84.1 Locus 34
B-Grid Coordinates
E144.5 - E150 / S68.9 - S69.3
Description
Horizontally ridged lydion, with conical foot, globular body, wide flaring neck, everted, slightly downturned rim. Painted with streaky black lustrous slip, burned. Intact except for chips on foot and rim. Height 0.070 m, diameter 0.058 m.
Comments
Found with Corinthian aryballos No. 100; see commentary for that item.
See Also
Greenewalt, “Lydian Pottery”; Greenewalt, “Cosmetics”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”.
Bibliography
Greenewalt et al. 1988, 68, n. 14, figs. 10, 14-15.
Author
NDC