• m10-cor-10-10
    Profile view of reconstructed vessel with striding lion. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-10-20
    Overview of reconstructed vessel. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-10-30
    Drawing. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Middle Protocorinthian Ovoid Aryballos Fragment

Date
ca. 690-670 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P65.004
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Ovoid Aryballos
Pottery Ware
Middle Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
B-Grid Coordinates
W3 / S105 *99.1
Description
Probably early in MPC. Preserved only from the shoulder to the lower body, making the shape somewhat uncertain. On the shoulder, a running animal to left (probably a dog; the head is lost) with a long tail appearing near the handle break. No incision. Below are three thin horizontal lines; a band of black dots, unevenly placed; three thin horizontal lines; and a band of black glaze. On the belly, a row of three lions running to right, one fully preserved. No incision. Fillers of sigmas and angles are scattered lightly in the field. Below the lions is a band of black glaze that serves as a ground line, followed by three thin glaze lines above the break. Glaze: black, shiny, and worn. Clay: fine, smooth, and slightly powdery. Yellow-buff. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/4 (very pale brown).
Dimensions
P.H. 0.037; diam. 0.033; Th. 0.003
Comments
Cf. CVA Italy 18, Taranto 2, III.C.d., pl. 2 (It. 862), no. 3, shows a similar decoration but is by a different hand; Perachora II, pl. 1, no. 16; CVA France 2, Louvre 13, III.C.a., pl. 40, nos. 6, 7 (ovoid aryballoi). See also J. L. Benson, "The Oberdan Workshop," AJA 75 (1971) 83--85 and pl. 19; Neeft, Aryballoi, closest to the Kanavox Type, subgroups A--F, 149, 155, LXV.
See Also
Bibliography
Published: BASOR 182 (1966) 14.
Author
JS