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Most Karian wild goat style pottery was found from the tombs at Damlibogaz, near ancient Mylasa [1]. Although the founds include South Ionain pottery, there are local wild goat style pottery made after c.600, as well as local sub-geometric pottery [2]. They preferred larger patterns for the filling ornaments and echnus-shaped patterns are distinctive. This style was retained until the mid sixth century and some vases have style recalls Fikellura pottery.

Commonest shape is oinochoai with trefoil mouth and they also produced oinochoai with round mouth, amphorae, fruit dishes, dinoi and skyphoi. Slip covering the vessels is brownish. They sometimes used added purple but never used added white. From the founds, they were probably made at Mylasa, though there is no reasonable evidence.

[1] For the excavations at Damlibogaz, see J. Boysal's article in, Cain, H. -U. (ed.), Fstschrift für N.Himmelmann
[2] For Karian pottery, see, Cook, R. M., "A Carian wild goat workshop" OJA 12 (1993) pp.109-115 and Cook, R. M., East Greek Pottery, (1997), pp.63-66