• m10-cor-43-10
    Profile view of neck. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-43-20
    Mouth and neck of Proto-Corinthian aryballos. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Late Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment

Date
ca. 650-630 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P65.175
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Aryballos
Pottery Ware
Late Protocorinthian
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

Probably LPC. Most of the mouth disk and the neck of an aryballos. The disk is flat with a very thin lip profile. The underside of the disk slopes down slightly to meet the neck. The eight concentric circles on the mouth disk are fairly even in execution. Glaze: chocolate brown and glossy. Clay: hard, fine, and smooth with prismatic breaks. Munsell no. 10 YR 8/4 (very pale brown).

Found in a refuse pit with the top of a Corinthianizing aryballos, Cor 147.

Dimensions
P.H. 0.025; W. of handle stub 0.02; diam. of rim 0.04, of neck 0.015
Comments
Cf. Cor 11 for a finer and somewhat earlier example (MPC). The decorative type lasts for some time: see Payne, NC pl. 15:2 and 3 for examples from TR
See Also
Bibliography
Author
JS