• m10-cor-147-10
    Mouth and neck of aryballos, or imitation. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-147-20
    Mouth and neck of aryballos, or imitation. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Corinthianizing Aryballos Fragment

Date
Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P65.176
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Aryballos
Pottery Ware
Corinthianizing
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
Locus
HoB Locus Bothroi East of G
B-Grid Coordinates
W29 - W31 / S114 - S115 *98.20 - 97.20
Description

The top and neck. Exterior: an eight-pointed star. The tips of the uneven points impinge on the framing circle of glaze. The interior of the mouth is glazed. Glaze: dark orange. Clay: reddish in hue.

The star pattern closely imitates Corinthian types produced during LPC, but the clay is reddish and not Corinthian.

Found in a refuse pit with a Corinthian aryballos top, Cor 43 (LPC).

Dimensions
P.H. 0.025; diam. of rim 0.045, of neck 0.019; W. of handle 0.022
Comments
Cf. for Corinthian types, CVA Germany 36, Tübingen 1, pl. 21, nos. 3, 4 (D. 1749) (S./10 1274) aryballos with running dogs, dated LPC; Vallet and Villard, “MégHyb” 2, 44 and pl. 26:8, ovoid aryballos with running dogs in the belly frieze, wave pattern on the shoulder and a star on the mouth disk; dated LPC. Perachora II, 18, no. 41, pl. 2.
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Author
JS