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This area allows you to search for and learn about artifacts published by the Sardis Expedition. Currently (2020) the database consists of artifacts in the exhibition and catalog “The Lydians and Their World” (Yapı Kredi Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul, 2010) and Jane Evans, Coins from the Excavations at Sardis: Their Archaeological and Economic Contexts. Coins from the 1973 to 2013 Excavations. In coming years we intend to add objects from other Sardis Reports and Monographs.

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  • Part of Frame with Walking Lion
    Part of Frame with Walking Lion

    R2 Cat. 39

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    ca. 400 BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    The fragment has a thin, fine low relief of a lion walking to the r. on a thin, straight ground line. The relief comes from a horizontal band-like part which was the top section of a rather small frame. A bit of projection on the smooth underside ind...

  • Relief Fragment of Frog and Support
    Relief Fragment of Frog and Support

    R2 Cat. 43

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    (Lydian?)

    The soft and simple treatment of the frog’s body is very effective. This simplicity (from above the frog looks like an archaic lion) and the very straight line down the spine suggest an archaic monument. The channel might indicate that the piece was ...

  • Woman with Himation
    Woman with Himation

    R2 Cat. 59

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    1st half of 1st C. AD (Roman)

    The heavily draped woman stands with weight on her l. leg, r. knee forward, r. foot drawn back. The l. hip is thrown out sideways, the shoulders back. Her chiton has five buttons on the r. sleeve. A himation is flung over her l. shoulder, where the e...

  • Lower Half of Peplos Figure
    Lower Half of Peplos Figure

    R2 Cat. 61

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    Late 1st-early 2nd C. AD (Roman)

    The woman, draped in a peplos, stands with her weight on her straight l. leg; her r. one is bent at the knee and drawn back slightly. The drapery clings to both legs, clearly revealing their forms, but falls in heavy contrasting folds between the leg...

  • Herm
    Herm

    R2 Cat. 71

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    (Hellenistic)

    Youthful head of herm looks slightly r., with slight smile. Hair is in tight curls all over head and straight across forehead. Incised eyes are slanting. Chin small but firm, neck very short. Cloak, drawn around shoulders in horizontal folds, complet...

  • Part of Left Hand
    Part of Left Hand

    R2 Cat. 82

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    2nd C. AD (Roman)

    Part of l. hand with stumps of the little, the fourth and the third fingers, bent as if grasping an attribute. Fine veins are indicated by angular rises under the skin. Position of the hand will fit a scepter or lance; cf. of the hand of the colossus...

  • Fragment of Abdomen and Upper Left Thigh (?)
    Fragment of Abdomen and Upper Left Thigh (?)

    R2 Cat. 87

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    2nd C. AD (Roman)

    The fragment shows the join at a right angle of two nude rounded large parts. According to F. Prascsaits of the Ephesus Expedition, this is part of abdomen and part of upper l. thigh which is at right angle to body. This would be conclusive proof tha...

  • Fragmentary Male Head
    Fragmentary Male Head

    R2 Cat. 94

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    Early 6th C. (Roman)

    The head shows a man with long, wavy locks which end in spiral curls; individual strands are indicated by incisions. The hair is badly weathered, but near the top of the beard two rows of these curls can be discerned. The cheeks are extremely smooth,...

  • Over-Lifesize Portrait of a Man
    Over-Lifesize Portrait of a Man

    R2 Cat. 95

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    Early 6th C. (Roman)

    The head is worked in one piece with the neck for insertion into the statue. The underside of the neck and collar is carved on a curving slant, and with very rough chiseling. The back of the head and neck have been summarily cut with a flat chisel, s...

  • Head of a Woman
    Head of a Woman

    R2 Cat. 98

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    Hellenistic? (Hellenistic or Roman)

    The small head is framed by heavy hair, parted in the middle and pulled in gentle waves to back of head. Two round flowers at top (r. one is missing) were bound together, perhaps by a braid of hair. Two leaves also are carved with each flower. Rims a...

  • Female Head with Crown
    Female Head with Crown

    R2 Cat. 100

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    (Hellenistic)

    Thick heavy hair, parted in middle, flows out to the sides in waves which push right ear forward and partly cover left ear. Of the loose tresses only a small portion of one is preserved behind right ear. Waves at back of head, incised with less care,...

  • Fragment of Left Hand
    Fragment of Left Hand

    R2 Cat. 104

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    2nd C. AD (Roman)

    Fragments Cat. 103, Cat. 104 and Cat. 105 (Figs. 226-228) may belong with Cat. 102 (Figs. 223-225) statue of Zeus.

    The bent, hollowed hand suggests that a vertical attribute (scepter?) was loosely held. The upper projection may be the tip of the littl...

  • Marble Fragment of a Child Seated in a Female Hand
    Marble Fragment of a Child Seated in a Female Hand

    R2 Cat. 109

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    (Hellenistic)

    The child wears an overgarment belted beneath the chest and falling in gentle folds about the top of the legs. The belt continues around to the back, which is slightly less carefully worked. A drooping neckline shows the upper chest. An undergarment ...

  • Amazon (?) Legs
    Amazon (?) Legs

    R2 Cat. 112

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    Late Hellenistic or early Roman, possibly Hadrianic (Hellenistic or Roman)

    The skirt consists of three central vertical folds (two wide, one narrow), vertical folds also at each side, and gracefully falling shallow arched folds over the fronts of the thighs. This arrangement of the skirt suggests that our figure is an Amazo...

  • Torso of Half-Draped Male
    Torso of Half-Draped Male

    R2 Cat. 126

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    1st C. AD (Roman)

    R. arm is against his side; l. arm is covered by the cloak which falls vertically in front and crosses diagonally to r. armpit in back. Musculature of chest and stomach is indicated in broad planes. R. hip is higher, thus weight is on r. leg.

    The work...

  • Head of Tyche
    Head of Tyche

    R2 Cat. 128

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    2nd half of 2nd C. AD (Roman)

    The head of Tyche is preserved from the crown to base of neck. She wears a crescent diadem with a crown of turrets. A mantel flows down the side of the crown behind her hair. The neck is slanted forward to her r. and the head turned back slightly to ...

  • Right Foot (of Lucius Verus?) On Plinth
    Right Foot (of Lucius Verus?) On Plinth

    R2 Cat. 132

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    2nd half of 2nd C. AD (Roman)

    The foot is about one and a half times lifesize. The drill was used only sparingly, at the outer ends of the divisions between the toes and to separate the big toe. Carefully chiseled channels divide the other toes. The bone structure and musculature...

  • Right Hand and Wrist
    Right Hand and Wrist

    R2 Cat. 133

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    5th C. AD (Late Roman)

    Around the wrist is a large band, a bracelet, which ends or peters out on the underside of the arm. The fingers were separated first by sharp drilled rows of holes which were then cut away with sharp chisel strokes. The hand holds an object which was...

  • Grave Stele Showing Woman and Child
    Grave Stele Showing Woman and Child

    R2 Cat. 136

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    2nd C. BC (Hellenistic)

    Fragment A shows the outline of the head, the l. shoulder, and elbow of a child standing beside the woman in B. Although the woman’s face is gone, the head cloth can be seen coming down on both shoulders. Her himation is drawn across her body and sup...

  • East Greek Stele with Mother, Daughter, Son
    East Greek Stele with Mother, Daughter, Son

    R2 Cat. 140

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    1st C. BC or 1st C. AD (Hellenistic or Roman)

    The stele has a simple panel frame, the top of which is straight, not pedimental. There are two ladies in Pudicitia posture, the one on the l. smaller, the other in the center taller (cf. Cat. 245 Fig. 425); a young man at the r. has his r. arm in a ...

  • Fragment with Charioteer
    Fragment with Charioteer

    R2 Cat. 157

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    3rd or 4th C. AD (Roman)

    A Standing male figure is partially preserved; his l. arm, left part of his body, midriff, skirt, and part of the l. leg to just below the knee. This is a charioteer standing frontally, his l. arm lowered. He wears the typical chiton with multiple gi...

  • Cybele in Mural Crown in Front of Tree
    Cybele in Mural Crown in Front of Tree

    R2 Cat. 159

    Sculpture

    Marble, Stone

    150-50 BC? (Hellenistic)

    At the top of the relief is a projecting simple profile. Below it are preserved the head of Cybele (or Tyche?) with a tall mural crown and the upper part of a tree. The head of the goddess is seen in profile, facing l. Her turreted crown sits on top ...

  • Bull’s Head Fragment
    Bull’s Head Fragment

    R2 Cat. 172

    Sculpture, Sarcophagus

    Marble, Stone

    Mid-2nd to mid-3rd C. AD (Roman)

    The bull’s head has bulging eyes and triple linear eyebrows. His short horns have a ribbon entwined between them. His well-shaped ears (only his r. one preserved) were pushed forward by the garland. The garlands, in high relief, show fruit, acorns, a...

  • Victory Fragment
    Victory Fragment

    R2 Cat. 173

    Sculpture, Sarcophagus

    Marble, Stone

    2nd C. AD? (Roman)

    The Victory has been carved with care; her transparent chiton, belted beneath the breasts, reveals her navel. The drapery also blows over her legs, revealing their shape. Her wings are still visible behind her l. shoulder and (damaged) at her r. The ...

  • Lid with Lion Head
    Lid with Lion Head

    R2 Cat. 178

    Sculpture, Sarcophagus

    Marble, Stone

    Late 2nd or early 3rd C. AD (Roman)

    The sarcophagus lid fragment has a tile, triangular in section, which ends in a lion’s head. The mane of the lion is indicated by shallow grooves and incisions. His forehead has folds of skin incised on the diagonal. The protruding tongue and lower l...