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    Overview of body sherd. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Two Joined Fragments of a Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle

Date
ca. 690-670 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P63.636
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Kotyle
Pottery Ware
Middle Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
B-Grid Coordinates
W20 - W23 / S98 - S103 to *96.3
Description
Probably MPC I. Two joining fragments reaching from lip to mid-body. Exterior: two horizontal lines near the rim frame a series of vertical bars and worm-shaped wiggles in the handle zone. Ten of the wiggles and the lower ends of three vertical bars remain. The bars meet but do not pass over the horizontal lines of the body. Fourteen of these lines, varying in width, are preserved on the upper body. Interior: a single line of glaze in the reserved area of the rim, otherwise glazed. Glaze: light brown and worn. Clay: hard, fine, and smooth. Beige in hue. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/4 (very pale brown).The wiggle of the handle frieze is typical of the period of experimentation from the end of EPC through MPC-I (supra, "Kotylai with Linear Decoration," 12). Found in the same area and at the same general level as Cor 13.
Dimensions
P.H. 0.049; Th. 0.002
Comments
Cf. for the wiggle, Brokaw, “PC Kotyle” 51, fig. 3 (from Grave 47, Phaleron, Athens NM, found with a conical aryballos), late EPC to MPC-I; Burr, “Geometric House” 567, fig. 26, no. 107; Anderson, “Old Smyrna” 141 and pl. 21, no. 25. The absolute chronology in the latter case was published early in the process of sorting the PC linear material and is too high (supra, "Kotylai with Linear Decoration," 9 and n. 37; 12 and n. 70).
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Author
JS