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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." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 26(5): p. 199, fig. 8.

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