• m10-cor-11-10
    Profile view of neck fragment. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-11-20
    Top view of neck fragment. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-11-30
    Drawing. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Middle Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment

Date
ca. 690-670 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P96.006
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Aryballos
Pottery Ware
Middle Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
B-Grid Coordinates
W9 - W10.5 / S109.5 - S110 *99.4 - 99.1
Findspot
found in 1965
Description
Probably early in MPC. One-third of the mouth disk and the neck of a small aryballos. The disk is very thin and fine. There is a small lip at the outer edge of the disk and a groove on the outside where the disk joins the straight neck. On the top of the mouth disk is a series of five thin concentric circles, all neatly drawn and evenly spaced. A thicker circle surrounds the opening of the mouth. The underside of the disk and the neck are reserved. Glaze: chocolate brown, but no longer very glossy. Clay: hard and fine. Grayish green in hue. Closest Munsell no. 5 Y 6/3 (pale olive).
Dimensions
P.H. 0.01; diam. 0.025; Th. of mouth disk 0.003
Comments
Cf. Ephesos XII:1, 31, aryballos K78 (with lit.), pl. 17; dated as probably MPC.
See Also
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Author
JS