• m10-cor-47-10
    Overview of the lower portion of the vessel. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-47-20
    Drawing: profile. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment

Date
ca. 650-620 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P61.523
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Piriform Aryballos
Pottery Ware
Late Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
B-Grid Coordinates
W15 - W20 / S95 *99.65 - 99.15
Description
Probably late in LPC or early in TR. Base and foot. A band of glaze appears near the break. Below, a series of tongues, placed close together and executed carelessly, springs from the join of the foot. No incision. Glaze originally covered the slant of the foot. The under part of the foot is reserved, with a small depression in the center. Glaze: black and worn. Clay: fine, smooth, and somewhat powdery. Yellow-buff. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/4 (very pale brown).
Dimensions
P.H. 0.033; diam. of foot 0.015; Th. at top of break 0.002
Comments
Cf. Ephesos XII:1, 38, K119, pl. 20; Corinth XIII, pl. 12, no. 78.3 (LPC); Furtwängler, Aegina pl. 126, no. 10; CVA France 9, Louvre 6, III.C.a., pl. 1, no. 5 (Fr. 385), from near Thebes; N. Kunisch, Antiken der Sammlung Julius C. und Margot Funcke (Bochum 1972) no. 42 with lit.
See Also
Bibliography
Author
JS