• m10-cor-90-10
    (Telif hakkı Sart Amerikan Hafriyat Heyeti / Harvard Üniversitesi)

Fragment of an Early Corinthian Vessel of Uncertain Shape

ca. 620-590 BC, Lidya
Sardeis veya Müze Env. No.
Pişmiş toprak
Eserin Türü
Seramiğin Şekli
Seramik Mal Grubu
Erken Korint
Pottery Attribution
Alan (Sektör)
W3 - W13 / S110 - S115 *100.20 - 99.60

Probably EC. Wall fragment. Bird (possibly a siren) on the right facing to left, preserved from upper wing to feet. In front of the bird is a pendent lotus. Hasty incision is used for the leg joints of the bird, the contour of the wing, and the wing bar. There are white dots on the wing bar and added red on the wing covert. On the lotus, white dots decorate the base of the petals and the edges of the sepals. Added red appears on both the calyx and the central petal. Quick incisions are used for details. No fillers remain in the field. Glaze: glossy, chocolate brown to black, with some thin areas of orange. Clay: fine, smooth, and slightly powdery. Orange-buff. Munsell no. 7.5 YR 7/4 (pink).

The lotus is a careless rendering of a finer type that is found occasionally in Corinthian work. A similar bird appears on a fragment of a Corinthian alabastron found at Old Smyrna above the Alyattes destruction level (a mixture of TR, EC, and MC; see Anderson, “Old Smyrna” 150, pl. 25, no. 145).

Another small wall fragment with part of a lotus (uninv. HoB 3/viii/65) was found at HoB W 3.00--7.00/S 90.00--99.00 *98.60--*98.30. White dots appear both on the edges of the sepals and at the base of the petals. There is added red on one petal. The glaze is worn. Date: EC. Munsell no. 7.5 YR 7/4 (pink).

A small fragment (P87.81:9489), found at BF E 684.00--689.00/S 328.00--333.00 ca. *182.70, has the leg of a bird and rosettes of a somewhat later and more careless type in the field. The glaze has vanished. Date: EC.

P.H. 0.025; P.W. 0.05; Th. 0.003
Cf. for the general floral type, CVA France 9, Louvre 6, III.C.a., pl. 8, no. 1 (under the lioness) (Fr. 392); Amyx, CorVP 87--89, the Luxas Group, dated EC. The white-dot style of EC continues into MC in the works of the Erlenmeyer and Dodwell Painters (ibid., 160, 539); Payne, NC 149, fig. 55:e, no. 1090 (Dodwell Painter, dated MC); CVA Germany 36, Tübingen 1, III.C.a., pl. 29, nos. 1--4 (D. 1757) (dated EC, a sloppy floral motif with white dots). For an example of the type of lotus palmette somewhat comparable to the simpler version at Sardis, see CVA France 7, Bibliothèque Nationale 1, pl. 13, no. 11 (103).
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Published: listed in BASOR 174 (1964) 13.