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Terracotta stemmed dish

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 7th–early 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Lydian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm) diameter 7 5/16 in. (18.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1914
Accession Number:
14.30.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The edge of the lip is articulated with horizontal grooves and with four spools or rotelles. The rotelles in particular give a metallic impression, for they typically serve on metal vases for the attachment of swinging handles.
Excavated at Sardis

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1968. "Lydia." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 26(5): p. 199, fig. 8.

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