• m10-cor-35-10
    Overview of fragment with scale pattern. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-35-20
    Drawing. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape

Date
ca. 650-630 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P89.009
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Uncertain
Pottery Ware
Late Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
ByzFort
Trench
ByzFort 89.12
B-Grid Coordinates
E673 - E675 / S348 - S349.5 *192.7 - 192.6
Findspot
A-4
Description
Probably LPC. Small wall fragment. Scale pattern, with portions of seven registers remaining. The pattern alternates rows of scales with wide borders and those with narrow borders. The wide borders are outlined by two sets of parallel incisions. The narrow borders are created by a single set of parallel incisions. These scales show traces of added red. The incisions are executed neatly, and the ends of the arcs meet. Compass points. Glaze: black but badly worn. Clay: fine and hard. Munsell no. 10 YR 8/4 (very pale brown). Scale patterns of this type were made from LPC into EC. (See Cor 36, Cor 37, Cor 67, the latter two also from BF.)
Dimensions
P.H. 0.034; P.W. 0.03; Th. 0.0034--0.004
Comments
Cf. for a good example from TR, Ephesos XII:1, 57, oinochoe K233, pl. 27 with refs. to several LPC pieces, including an oinochoe from Samos (AM 74 [1959] pl. 106:2) and an olpe (PayneNC 272, no. 42, pl. 8:1--6). See Cor 36 and Cor 37, both dated LPC; Cor 67, with white dots in the borders, dated late in TR or early in EC.
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Author
JS