The so-called « Lydian bowls » from Histria reassessed Cover Image

Retour sur les soi-disant « bols lydiens » d’Histria
The so-called « Lydian bowls » from Histria reassessed

Author(s): Pierre Dupont
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Histria;East Greek pottery; so-called „Lydian bowls”;determination of origin;archaic period

Summary/Abstract: The present paper is focused on the reassessment of both the identification and determination oforigin of a category of archaic banded bowls attested both in Histria and Berezan. The bowls were referred to as „Lydian bowls” by Suzana Dimitriu by comparison with specific finds from Old-Smyrna. As a matter of fact,both by shape and chemical pattern of a selection of samples analyzed by XRF at the Lyon lab (CNRS-UMR5138), they clearly differ from the specimens from Sardis, thus invalidating their former attribution to the Lydian repertory. But at the same time, their chemical pattern doesn't fit with our local references for the main East Greek centres of manufacture for the archaic period, even if we are beyond doubt dealing with a specific variety ofIonian bowls, an assumption that will require further lab inquiries

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 69-75
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: French