Ure Museum Database

There are 47 objects for which Comparanda contains → the
13.10.1 Oxford, Ashmolean 1884.604: CCA 7, pl. 19, no. 248; Lapithos 702.132 (now in Stockholm); P. Åstrom, Middle Cypriote Bronze Age. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition IV 1 B (Lund 1972) fig. 9.9; Lapithos Tomb 49, no. 117: H. Catling, Cypriot bronzework in the Mycenaean World (Oxford 1964) fig. 2.10. 2007.99.0100.jpg
13.10.2 Nicosia, Ayios Iakovos Tomb 10b, no. 7: H.W. Catling, Cypriote Bronzework on the Mycenaean World (Oxford 1964) fig. 15.1. 2010.99.0129.jpg
13.10.23 Almost identical to Quebec, Musée de l'Amérique Française inv. 1991.1711: CCA 16 (1996) 132 no. 493. V. Karageorghis notes that such alabastra made of local gypsum (a material used since the Late Bronze Age) are common in the Salamis Necropolis throughout the Classical period: Excavations at Salamis 3 (1973) 197. Compare also to a 'false alabastron' made of limestone in Sydney, Nicholson Museum 47.342 (Cambridge Loan no. 103): CCA 20 (2001) 123 no. 346 and some such alabastra found at Salamis: V. Karageorghis, Excavations at Salamis IV.1-2 (1970) 86 no. 8, pls. CXIII and CCXXXVII (Cellarka) 2008.03.0042.jpg
13.10.3 Lapithos tomb 322a, no. 17 (EC IIIc): H. Catling, Cypriote Bronzework in the Mycenaean Age (Oxford 1964) fig. 3.5 2008.99.0121.jpg
13.10.4A-B For comparable mirrors with a concentric circle ornaments and mouldings on the recessed or flat sides of the mirror cases see SCE IV.3 (1956) 114.2, fig. 33.17, discussed on 178 (type 2) and especially G.M.A. Richter, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes (New York 1915) 269-70, no. 787 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cesnola Collection inv. C.B.144, said to have been found in a tomb in Dali, as published in L. di Palma Cesnola, Atlas III, pl. LX.2; LXI, 1, 2; Excavations in Cyprus 83, B 77.4, 85, E 114.7). The Cesnola example is, however, somewhat larger. Also slightly larger than the Ure example are two 'Hellenistic' mirrors with concentric circle decoration (both with matching lids), but without specific provenience's ('Cyprus) in Aarhus, Antikmuseet (Aarhus Universitet), inv. nos. K115 and K116 (AS 3543a and AS 3543b). 2010.99.0120.jpg
13.10.5 So little of the dagger is preserved, yet enough of its size and especially handle to be compared to Nicosia, Arpera Tomb 205, Gamma 143: H.W. Catling, Cypriot Bronzework in the Mycenaean World (1964) fig. 15.5, 9 2010.99.0128.jpg
13.10.6 For the use of the reel (pierced, with rings attached) see H. Matthäus, Metallgefässe und Gefässuntersätze der Bronzezeit, der geometrischen und archaischen Periode auf Cypern (Munich pl. 26 no. 373 and pl. 47.nos. 498 (Tamassos) and 499. 2008.03.0009.jpg
14.9.4 CCA 13, #164; SCE I, pl. LXXIII, fig #1, top row, 6th from the left. 2008.99.0269.jpg
2006.12.49 Fig 31 (i) in R. M. Dawkins 1929 The Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia at Sparta. London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies; Supplementary Paper No. 5, DF261.S68D3 seems to show a similarly unusual shape 2007.03.0931.jpg
2007.1.2A From the same vase as 2007.1.2B 2007.7.0002.jpg
2007.1.2B From the same vase as 2007.1.2A 2007.7.0008.jpg
23.11.31D Slightly larger than 23.11.31c, smaller than the other two. 2005.06.0024.jpg
23.11.31E Color is the same as 23.11.31c, and the size is same as 23.11.31d 2005.06.0030.jpg
23.11.31I Slightly smaller than 23.11.31b, and the colour is different to 23.11.31a-h. 2005.06.0008.jpg
23.11.31J The colour is similar to 23.11.31H. Similar in size to 23.11.31I. 2005.06.0064.jpg
25.6.6 Reading 25.6.5. Cf. also astragaloi found in Athens: L. Parlama and N.C. Stampolidis, eds., The City beneath the City. Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Athens 2000) 176 no. 297, 313 (ill.). 2002.97.0623.jpg
26.8.3 Cf. Brussels A 2130 (Brussels CVA vii pl. 21.28); L. Parlama and N.C. Stampolidis, eds., The City beneath the City. Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Athens 2000) 176 no. 334 (ill.). 2007.01.0092.jpg
29.6.1 Cf. Cast of the Boston Throne (Ure 29.6.2)
45.9.2 A nearly identical pair of vases (right as well as left foot) are in in the Gallatin Collection (now in New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art): CVA Gallatin IIIK pl. 62.11-12. Both are larger than the Reading example; the Gallatin left foot is from Olbia (ex Chmielowski Collection); it is also published in Chmielowski Sale Catalogue, American Art Association, February 23024, 1922 no. 74. Ure notes two similar vases from Chalkis published in ArchEph 1907, 82, fig. 16, which are in turn compared with two in the National Museum in Athens, inv. nos. 9734 and 9735. A further example, which is, however, shod in a pointed slipper, was found at Rhitsona, and is in Thebes 6140 (R.57.3): CVA Thebes 1, pl. 68.4-5 (citing further examples in New York and Hanover); K. Demakopoulou and D. Konsola, Archaeological Museum at Thebes. Guide (1981) 63. 2011.98.0080.jpg
47.2.7 Cf. Reading 47.2.6 (decorated with palmettes on the interior). 2008.98.0404.jpg
47.7.1 Note that at least one bolsal has now been found in Athens: L. Parlama and N.C. Stampolidis, eds., The City beneath the City. Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Athens 2000) nos. 211-12 (ill.). 2010.98.0267.jpg
48.12.9 Cf. Cypriot sack-shaped jugs partly covered with a reddish glaze, known as Glazed Painted or Colour-coated Ware, e.g. in the T.N. Zintilis Collection (Amsterdam): CCA 25 (2003) 478-79 (inv. nos. 213 and 210). 2008.99.0514.jpg
49.8.10 Possibly related to lekanides with water birds from the Troad. 2003.93.0309.jpg
50.4.2 For a similar (green) glass bottle containing grain see one found in Athens, in L. Parlama and N.C. Stampolidis, eds., The City beneath the City. Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Athens 2000) 176 no. 162 (ill.). 2002.97.0551.jpg
51.7.3 For the type see G. Colonna, 'Il ciclo etrusco-corinzio dei Rosoni,' StEtr 29 (1961) 65. Cf. Getty 83.AE.299 (identical except that the Getty handle attaches to the shoulder) : CVA Getty 6 (USA 31) pl. 328; GettyMusJ 12 (1984) 249 no. 94. Cf. also Tolfa, Tomb IX (loc. Ferrone): Colonna 65 no. 4); Cerveteri, Tomb 303 (MonAnt 42 [1955] col. 783, fig. 175; I.E.M. Edlund, The Iron Age and Etruscan Vases in the Olcott collection at Columbia University, New York. TAPS 70.1 (1980) 35-36 no. 47. More primitive faces see Schaal, Gr. Vasen aus Frankfurter Sammlungen pl. 26 f.; OJh 6 (1903) 67 f., figs. 30, 32 2008.98.0371.jpg
51.7.5 Belongs to the class of 'Ornate Style' small vases connected both with the Darius Painter and with the Patera and Ganymede Painters. Particularly close comparanda are Heidelberg U 15 (CVA pl. 77.4-6, RVAp 26/11) and Metaponto 128723 (from Pizzica d'Onofrio: seeJ. Carter, Ancient Crossroads fig. 31a; RVAp 26/15). 2008.99.0557.jpg
51.7.7 Cf. CVA Copenhagen 6, pl. 272, especially no. 8 (Copenhagen Chr. VIII.76 [from Bari]); Warsaw 198889: CVA Warsaw 6, pl. 26 (shorter). The decorative motifs on this kantharos are also found on a skyphos in Toronto, ROM 972.272.1 (Hayes 1984, 116 no. 198 [ill.]). 2003.93.0234.jpg
56.8.7 Cf. Sparkes and Talcott, Agora, 1406; L. Parlama and N.C. Stampolidis, eds., The City beneath the City. Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Athens 2000) 176 no. 323 (ill.). 2008.98.0308.jpg
60.1.3 For a more elaborate version, see the 'Castulo Cup', e.g. Reading 47.2.3 and Reading 50.4.12. 2003.94.0022.jpg
83.10.1 Cf. D.B. Thompson, Troy. The Terracotta Figurine, nos. 150-155. Perhaps this figurine was placed outside at some point, as this would account for its bad condition and the plant inside it. 2006.20.0913.jpg
83.2.2 Three other peices in the same box could have possibly came from the same object: Reading 83.2.3, 83.2.4, 83.2.5. 2006.20.0531.jpg
REDMG:1947.13.1 Cf. RM 159.51 (the B sides of each vase are particularly close) and Verona 162 (CVA IV D, pl. 6.1). 2005.90.0016.jpg
REDMG:1951.144.1 For comparanda ssociated with the Sea-Horse Group (works of the Darius Painter) cf. Copenhagen 599 (CVA 6, pl. 249.1); Ruvo Jatta Collection (EAA 2, 496); Milan H.A. Collection 453 (CVA 1, pl. 41.6); Taranti from Ruvo (Via 1 Maggie), unpublished. 2005.99.0120.jpg
REDMG:1951.152 Much of the glaze has been fired red.The fabric seems Campanian, although the shape, especially rim, is Sicilian
REDMG:1951.159.1 Cf. RM.78.13.47 (The B sides of each vase are particularly close) and Verona 162 (CVA IVD, pl. 6.1) 2005.89.0030.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.27 Ure's 'Rhitsona Class P' (Ure 1927, 54) and Haspels' 'Little Lion Class' (ABL 107-109). One of the later examples of this class, on account of its slender profile (much slimmer than RM.1953.25.26) and thick disk foot. Cf. Reading 45.6.15: CVA Reading 1, pl. 11.13 (nearly identical except for a red band at the center of the body, rather than the top, and more careful work on the shoulder). 2005.99.0085.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.35 For other Italian lekythoi with a similar net pattern at Reading cf. 22.3.34 and 50.4.8. Hayes 1984, 169 suggests that this is the same ware as Gnathia net lekythoi. 2001.99.0036.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.38 Cf. Corinth 13, 146-48; the lid of Corinth 15.3, pl. 69.1815 has a similar ‘step-down’ top. 2003.93.0102.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.52 Cf. Reading 22.3.40 (a decorated version of the same shape) and Lipari 2, 167, pl. CXXX.3b (tomb 465) 2004.99.0216.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.62 Cf. Reading RM.25.53.64 and Lentini 61606 (Lagonda 1973, no. 183, pl. 29, who compares it to an example excavated at Assora in a tomb dating to the second quarter of the third century: see NSc 1966, 64, fig. 53/d).
REDMG:1953.25.7 Unusual in the Attic repertoire as it omits the black dots and circles on the underside. 2005.99.0136.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.99 For the suspension hole see REDMG:1953.25.87. 2003.93.0107.jpg
REDMG:1958.13.1 For other bowls with points around the rim and a pierced handle, see KArageorghis, 2000, p. 30 #28.
REDMG:1964.1622 For shape RM.25.53.23. For such tapering 'cucumber', survivals of the Late Corinthian Archaic type see Corinth 13, 140-41, fig. 15, e.g. Corinth T1243: Corinth 13, 223 no. 281-5, pl. 40. Typically Corinthian foot. Cf. also (banded) Attic olpai: Agora 12, pl. 12. Many jugs of similar shape (local imitations?) were found in Sicily, e.g. Agrigento, although many without distinct bases. For comparanda, however, see Veder Greco 295 (an example with a slightly upcurving handle, from Contrada Pezzino, tomb 1316). 2004.99.0150.jpg
REDMG:1964.1631 A similar example, without the bands, is in Toronto, ROM 982.198.1: Hayes 1984, 178-79 no. 289 (ill.). Similar to Attic fabric (?) but different from Attic examples because of banded decoration and black gloss on underside. This example corresponds to Ure's Class II.C skyphos, particularly (ii) which includes reddish-purple bands just below the level of the handles, perhaps a band at the bottom of the body where it joins the ring foot, and concentric purple bands on the underside (or plain black or reserved undersides). See Ure 1927, 24. Cf. also Morel no. 4314a, 1; Agora 12. no. 344.
REDMG:2004.96.1 The palmettes above the chain are reminiscent of palmette-lotus above chain bands on black figure lekythoi, except that between each five-leaf palmette is a single frond (lotus petal?). Cf. E. Vanderpool, “The rectangular rock-cut shaft. The upper fill,” Hesperia 15 (1946) pl. 62, no. 219. Several such kylikes were found at Corinth; cf. T3162 from North Cemetery grave 262: Corinth 13, pl. 36. 2004.99.0960.jpg
TEMP.2007.2.69 Similar to TEMP.2007.2.37 Belonging to the same pot? 2007.10.0096.jpg
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