Wild Goat style dish
- Ca. 525-500 BC?, Lydian
- Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
- Object Type
- Pottery Shape
- Pottery Ware
- East Greek? Orientalizing
- Pottery Attribution
- HoB Lydian I - Building A
- B-Grid Coordinates
- E5 / S105 - S110 to *99.4
- E5 / S105-110 To *99.40; E0–5 / S105 *99.40–99.10; E0–5 / S108–110 To *99.60 ⁓ discovered within the upper filling of walls; inside Building A
Seven joining and nonjoining fragments of Wild Goat style dish. Plain, thickened, and long rim; sharp transition to shallow bowl; stumps of two omega handles. Red over white slip.
Exterior, fragment A: rim, meander row; handle stump, vertical brush strokes; two horizontal lines; leg of a deer or goat between filling ornament. Fragment B: rim plain slipped; handle stump, vertical brush strokes; two horizontal lines; a feline to left, with spotted body and legs; filling ornament between legs. Fragment C: two horizontal bands at lower part of register with paint worn off, traces of single foreleg of a goat or deer to right, filling ornament, dotted cross.
Interior, fragment A: hatched area of unidentified motif (tail?); filling ornament (standing triangle); horizontal band framing the upper border of a band (dogtooth pattern?); two bands with a horizontal line above and below. Running S (traces of meander on the right); dogtooth pattern; rim painted. Fragment B: short horizontal battlement meander and a foreleg of a deer or goat to right, filling ornament (standing triangle), dog to left (head and forelegs preserved) and traces of filling ornament in between legs; series of bands with a horizontal line above and below: running S with dogtooth pattern on the right; meander row; dogtooth pattern; rim painted. Fragment C: horizontal battlement meander; running S with a horizontal band above and below.
In the opinion of M. Kerschner and N. Aytaçlar (personal communication, Sardis, July 1–2, 2016), certainly not Ionian; perhaps Lydian of the lower Hermus valley, or Aeolic. Probably last quarter of the sixth century.
- Fragment A: L. 0.081, W. 0.086, Th. 0.005–0.006; Fragment B: L. 0.042, W. 0.10, Th. 0.005–0.006; Fragment C: L. 0.032, W. 0.058, Th. 0.005.
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