Terracotta lydion (perfume jar)
- 6th century B.C.
- H.: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1916
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Because large numbers of such perfume jars have been found in Lydia, modern scholars have called the shape a lydion. It was locally made in other regions of the ancient Mediterranean, notably Athens. The significant aspect of these vases was certainly the contents.