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    Overview of body sherd. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Early Protocorinthian Aryballos Fragment

Date
ca. 720-690 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
P96.005
Material
Ceramic
Object Type
Pottery
Pottery Shape
Aryballos
Pottery Ware
Early Protocorinthian
Pottery Attribution
Site
Sardis
Sector
HoB
Trench
HoB
B-Grid Coordinates
W2 - W8 / S95 - S100 *98.5
Findspot
found in 1965
Description

Probably late in EPC. Body fragment. A floral palmette, roughly drawn, on the belly; three horizontal lines below. Glaze: brown, with no incision. Clay: hard but rough. Pinkish beige with a muddy beige exterior that has a slight gloss. Munsell no., body, 7.5 YR 7/4 (pink).

The unusual roughness of the clay body and the muddy beige of the slip make the attribution of this fragment somewhat uncertain. It is probably a Corinthian product from EPC. The outline technique is Geometric, but the floral motif is Orientalizing (Amyx, CorVP 18).

Found in about the same area and on approximately the same level as Cor 5. In general, the PC pottery found in this area and at this level dates to LPC. Two body sherds, as well as the handle and neck, of the MG oinochoe (Cor 1) were found in the same area at *97.40. Over one m. of flood gravel lies between the Geometric and EPC material here (see "The Destruction Level at HoB," 7 and notes).

Dimensions
P.H. 0.03; P.W. 0.037; Th. 0.004
Comments
Cf. Neeft, Aryballoi 112, fig. 37, Corinth CP2097; Amyx, CorVP, First Outline Group, pls. 1 (Boston MFA 03.810), 2 (Naples 128322).
See Also
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Author
JS