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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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  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 21

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. Eight fragments, four of them joined, from a nearly complete kotyle. One of the handles is preserved, the other is broken at the stump. The foot is missing. One fragment is burned. A wall fragment (P63.635B:5859) and a handle (P63.63...

  • Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment
    Middle Protocorinthian Linear Kotyle Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 22

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 670-650 BC (Lydian)

    Probably MPC-II. Rim fragment. Exterior: two thin horizontal lines near the rim. Three tight sigmas, facing to right, are preserved in the handle zone. These are flanked by four vertical bars with hooks on the bottom. Three horizontal lines remain on...

  • Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe
    Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe

    M10 Cat. Cor 28

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. The lower portion of the body and the foot of what was probably an oinochoe with linear decoration, restored from joining pieces. Exterior: seven thin horizontal lines appear on the belly, followed by three glazed bands of varying width...

  • Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe or Ovoid Aryballos
    Lower Portion of a Late Protocorinthian Oinochoe or Ovoid Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 29

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Lower portion of what may be either a small oinochoe or an oversized aryballos. Three wide bands of glaze on the body and a glazed foot. Glaze: almost entirely vanished. Clay: fine, smooth, and hard. Yellow-buff. Munsell no. 10 YR 7/4 (...

  • Late Protocorinthian Alabastron Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Alabastron Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 34

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Small fragment of convex wall, possibly from an alabastron. Scale pattern in black-polychrome technique covers the entire fragment. Portions of five registers remain. The scales increase in size and complexity from the top to the bottom: three rows o...

  • Late Corinthian Aryballos Fragment
    Late Corinthian Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 38

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Probably LPC. Tiny shoulder fragment. The rounded ends of two tongues at the top, followed by a band of reserve. Scale pattern below, with a small part of two registers preserved. The scales have narrow borders created by two parallel incisions. They...

  • Late Protocorinthian Pyxis Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Pyxis Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 44

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-630 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LPC. Fragment from the base of a small straight-sided pyxis. A scale pattern with three registers preserved, alternating rows of red and black. The scales have narrow borders created by double-incised arcs. The arcs cover more of the circle t...

  • Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment
    Late Protocorinthian Piriform Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 47

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-620 BC (Lydian)

    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 ...

  • Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape
    Fragment of a Late Protocorinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape

    M10 Cat. Cor 49

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 650-620 BC (Lydian)

    Late in LPC or early in TR. Small wall fragment with a slight curve. A feline (?) walking to right, paws incised, stands on a band of black glaze. The remainder of the fragment is decorated with lines and bands of added color on black glaze: two whit...

  • Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle
    Corinthian Transitional Linear Kotyle

    M10 Cat. Cor 74

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 630-590 BC (Lydian)

    Late in TR or early in EC. One half preserved, from the rim to the foot, and reconstructed from two large pieces. Near the rim are two thin horizontal lines. Seventeen vertical bars and seventeen dabs are preserved in the handle zone. Sixteen horizo...

  • Fragment of an Early Corinthian Column Krater
    Fragment of an Early Corinthian Column Krater

    M10 Cat. Cor 85

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Handle-plate with portion of the handle remaining. Dog, couchant, facing to left with his front paws raised and his head turned back over his shoulder. A single long incision delineates the cheek and lower jaw, while another forms the muzzle, with a ...

  • Early Corinthian Oinochoe Fragment
    Early Corinthian Oinochoe Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 91

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 620-590 BC (Lydian)

    Probably EC. Wall fragment. A series of parallel incisions, possibly representing tongues, radiates from the top. The incision is competent but not entirely even, and the sections vary in width. Added red in the second section from the right, with tr...

  • Early Corinthian Aryballos Fragments
    Early Corinthian Aryballos Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 108

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 615-590 BC (Lydian)

    Mid to Late EC. Nine fragments, eight joined. A rooster with crosshatched neck facing to right. The body is preserved from the neck to the tail, but some portions are missing. Added red on the forepart of the rooster's wing. In the field above the r...

  • Middle Corinthian Kotyle Fragments
    Middle Corinthian Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 116

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 595-570 BC (Lydian)

    Early in MC. Restored from twenty-nine joining pieces. The kotyle is preserved from the rim to the upper part of the rays. Animal frieze framed by two lines of black glaze at the rim and a wide band of glaze below. In the frieze are a bird and three ...

  • Middle Corinthian Round Aryballos Fragment
    Middle Corinthian Round Aryballos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Cor 120

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 595-570 BC (Lydian)

    A large fragment, preserved from the top of the handle to the belly. On the shoulder are sixteen long narrow tongues, evenly spaced. Two glazed bands below the tongues separate them from the belly frieze. On the handle are four horizontal lines of gl...

  • Middle Corinthian Kotyle Fragments
    Middle Corinthian Kotyle Fragments

    M10 Cat. Cor 126

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 595-570 BC (Lydian)

    Two wall fragments, almost joining, probably from an animal-frieze kotyle. Although discovered some distance apart, it is clear from the interior throwing lines, design, clay and glaze colors, and the style of incision that the pieces belong to one v...

  • Nearly One-Half of a Late Corinthian Warrior Aryballos
    Nearly One-Half of a Late Corinthian Warrior Aryballos

    M10 Cat. Cor 141

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 570-550 BC (Lydian)

    Early in LC. Nearly one-half of a round aryballos, preserved from the shoulder to the base. Two sherds, joined. Warrior frieze with one warrior remaining. On the shoulder are the lower portions of six tongues with two glazed lines below. In the friez...

  • Attic Black Figure Amphora Fragment
    Attic Black Figure Amphora Fragment

    M10 Cat. Att 2

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 560 BC (Lydian)

    Wall fragment. A siren from a frieze which was below the widest circumference of the pot. Body and legs in black, wing in purple paint over black. Incisions for details. The legs of the siren rest on a ground line. A second horizontal band is barely ...

  • Attic Black Figure Amphora Fragment
    Attic Black Figure Amphora Fragment

    M10 Cat. Att 4

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 560 or a little earlier (Lydian)

    Fragment, wall of an amphora or hydria. A woman walking left on a ground line. Her skirt has added purple and the lower part is decorated by incised triangles, making a zigzag pattern between double bands. The feet were white. To her left, part of a ...

  • Attic Black Figure Amphora Fragment
    Attic Black Figure Amphora Fragment

    M10 Cat. Att 5

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 560 BC (Lydian)

    Fragment of body. Part of shield rim with part of a device, perhaps a star, preserved in added white. Added purple on shield rim. Incised lines below may indicate folds of drapery.

    G. Bakır, personal communication, suggested a date of no earlier than ...

  • Attic Black Figure Amphora Fragments
    Attic Black Figure Amphora Fragments

    M10 Cat. Att 15

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 490 BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Eleven fragments of a Type B belly amphora. Two large and one small section of a figured panel. Also preserved is the profile of most of the rim and the scar of the handle attachment (on C). Black glaze on interior of the rim. The panel is bordered a...

  • Attic Black Figure Amphora
    Attic Black Figure Amphora

    M10 Cat. Att 16

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ()

    Legs of a man, preserved only at the knee area. Right leg seen in profile, left leg frontally. Incision on both legs.

  • Attic Black-Figure Lekythos Fragment
    Attic Black-Figure Lekythos Fragment

    M10 Cat. Att 33

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ()

    Shoulder fragment with a palmette, similar to the above.

  • Attic Black-Figure Olpe Fragment
    Attic Black-Figure Olpe Fragment

    M10 Cat. Att 19

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    ca. 500 BC (Late Lydian (Persian))

    Fragment of upper body. Leto or Artemis and Apollo with kithara, partially preserved. Forehead and nose of Apollo at left of fragment and outstretched fingers of his left hand can be seen behind the strings of the kithara. White paint used for the fa...

  • Attic Black Figure Column-Krater Fragment
    Attic Black Figure Column-Krater Fragment

    M10 Cat. Att 41

    Pottery

    Ceramic

    575-550 BC (Lydian)

    Wall fragment. Part of two friezes, separated by three rows of dots, more or less regularly spaced on top of each other and framed by glazed lines, thinly applied. Top frieze: two forelegs of a lion (?) and, in front of it, the top of the lowered hea...