• m10-cor-46-10
    Overview of wall fragment with scale pattern. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape

Date
ca. 650-620 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P96.016
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Uncertain
Pottery Ware
Late Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
B-Grid Coordinates
W12.5 - W15 / S110 - S113 *98.70 - 98.55
Findspot
top layer of gravel; found in 1965
Description
Late in LPC or early in TR. Small wall fragment. Scale pattern over half of the fragment, with the remainder reserved. Two registers of scales are preserved, all with narrow borders created by two parallel incisions. The scales are fairly carefully executed. Elongated diamonds or darts appear between each scale in the last row. One compass point is preserved. Glaze: almost entirely vanished. Clay: fine, fairly smooth, and slightly powdery. Creamy beige. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/3 (very pale brown).
Dimensions
P.H. 0.030; P.W. 0.027
Comments
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Author
JS