Terracotta jug with an oversize spout

Period: Archaic

Date: mid-6th century B.C.

Culture: Lydian

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: H. 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Gift of The American Society for the Exploration of Sardis, 1914

Accession Number: 14.30.9

Description

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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