2 - 1 - 9 Lydian Wild Goat Style

Excavations at Sardis, the capital of Lydia, have produced East Greek pottery since the geometric period. There had been no tradition to draw figures on vases in Lydia, but they started copying wild goat style [1]. The clay is whitish and black and red are used for the decoration. Generally they are roughly decorated and simple patterns fill less surfaceof the background. It can be dated to late wild goat style, though they never attempted black figure technique.

[1] For Lydian wild goat style pottery, see, Greenewalt, C. H., CSCA 1, pp.139-154, Greenewalt, C. H., CSCA 2, pp.55-89