• m10-cor-48-10
    Overview of the lower portion of the vessel. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m10-cor-48-20
    Drawing: profile. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos

Date
ca. 650-620 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P61.252
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Piriform Aryballos
Pottery Ware
Late Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
B-Grid Coordinates
E0 - E5 / S95 - S100 to floor *98.8
Description
Probably late in LPC or early in TR. Lower portion, slightly ovoid in contour. Scales with narrow borders, formed by two parallel incisions. The scales are executed neatly with their ends meeting. Below the scales are two lines of added red. Incised tongues at the base spring from an incised line at the join of the foot. Beneath the flat foot is a reserved area with a small depression in the center. Glaze: shiny, black, and very worn. Clay: smooth and fine, with irregular breaks. Yellow-buff. Munsell no. 10 YR between 8/4 and 7/4 (very pale brown).
Dimensions
P.H. 0.046; P.W. 0.045; diam. of foot 0.014; Th. at break 0.003
Comments
Cf. CVA Great Britain 9, Oxford 2, III.C., pl. 1, nos. 33, 43 (G.B. 384); CVA Denmark 2, Musée National 2, III.C., pl. 83, no. 3 (Den. 84); Furtwängler, Aegina pl. 126, no. 10; Ephesos XII:1, 36, pl. 19, K106, similar but not rendered as carefully (dated as probably TR); Neeft, Aryballoi 274, CX, CXI, CXIII, CXIV. On the scale pattern in general, ibid., 275--89.
See Also
Bibliography
Published: BASOR 166 14 (one piece of Cor 134 was found with it; Cor 134 is MC, rather than EC, and is intrusive).
Author
JS