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    Overview of base fragment. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Late Protocorinthian Pyxis Fragment

Date
ca. 650-630 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P96.014
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Pyxis
Pottery Ware
Late Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
B-Grid Coordinates
W2.00 - W7.00 / S90.00 - S95.00 *98.40 - 98.00
Findspot
mixed earth and gravel; found in 1965
Description

Late in LPC. Fragment from the base of a small straight-sided pyxis. A scale pattern with three registers preserved, alternating rows of red and black. The scales have narrow borders created by double-incised arcs. The arcs cover more of the circle than usual, and the ends meet irregularly. Compass points. Interior reserved, as is the underside. Glaze: glossy brown to black, unevenly applied. Clay: fine, smooth, and somewhat powdery. Yellow-buff. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/4 (very pale brown).

Small, straight-sided pyxides were apparently only produced during LPC. A bird bowl fragment (P65.166:6812) was found with this piece.

Dimensions
P.H. 0.018; diam. 0.055; Th. 0.002
Comments
Cf. for a similar treatment of scales on other shapes, Tocra I, pl. 8:37 (piriform aryballos); also CVA France 21, Louvre 13, III.C.a., pl. 48, no. 2 (oinochoe).
See Also
Bibliography
Author
JS