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  • Jug with an oversized spout, mid–6th century b.c.
    Lydian; Excavated at Sardis
    Terracotta; H. with handle 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm), H. without handle 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
    Gift of Subscribers to the Fund for Excavations at Sardis, 1914 (14.30.9)

    This one-handled jug is decorated with wavy lines, a marbleizing technique often found on Lydian pottery. The inspiration for the shape of the vessel comes from Phrygia, a region to the east of Lydia.

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  • Jug with an oversized spout, mid-6th century B.C.
    Lydian; Excavated at Sardis
    Terracotta; H. with handle 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm), H. without handle 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
    Gift of Subscribers to the Fund for Excavations at Sardis, 1914 (14.30.9)

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