Ure Museum Database

There are 44 objects for which Decoration contains → almost
14.9.24 Pink with white slip on both sides. Thick wavy stripes on both sides which have points and almost look like very close zigzag.Bands of red are uneven and irregular as they were drawn by hand. One finished edge which is thinner, denoting a rim. 2007.03.1270.jpg
2006.12.125 Scraps of black and white paint but almost entirely destroyed.
2007.10.2.243 Depiction of a slender figure (almost certainly female) with right arm raised and hand possibly reaching towards the back of the head or hair. Behind the figure is what appears to be a 'Capricornus'. Both figures are facing to the right.
2007.10.2.245 A bearded, muscular, and semi-naked seated figure. His clothing is possibly an animal skin (paws seem to be apparent). He appears to be resting as his right arm rests on his knee and his right hand supports his bowed head. He is also holding an unidentified object in his right hand which also rests against his leg. His other hand appears to be holding a further (unidentified) object which rests across his lap. A club rests against his left thigh in the foreground of the scene. There is either a bull or cow depicted by the figure's right leg at the bottom-left of the scene. The figure shown is almost certainly Herakles, possibly resting after one his labours (herding the cattle of Geryon?).
2007.10.2.247 A bearded, extremely muscular, and semi-naked male figure standing and facing to the left. He has a cloak tied at the neck and carries a club in his left hand. His right arm is raised and he is holding an (unidentified) object in his right hand. The figure is almost certainly Herakles.
2007.10.2.253 Two figures are depicted. The figure to the left of the scene is a seated semi-naked female. Her dress or cloak lays across her lap and is gathered up in her left hand. Her head is bowed slightly. In the centre of the foreground is a semi-circle which crosses the female figure's left ankle or calf. It is unclear what this might represent. The second figure (to the right) is a smaller winged male facing to the left and the larger figure. He appears to be carrying a bow and stands under a tree. The two figures are almost certainly Aphrodite and Eros.
2007.10.2.309 Bust of a figure (male?) in profile facing right. The figure has long hair and wears a wreath (which type is not clear). He is dressed in a tunic which is fastened at the right shoulder, although the right side of the chest is revealed and appears quite muscular. There is some vague detail at both his back and chest. These appear to be a quivver and a bow, which would almost certainly identify the figure as Apollo.
2007.4.221 The lip and a section of the pot underneath painted a red-orange colour, with section of darker red, almost black. Coming straight down from this are siz dark red lines
2007.4.72 Close inspection of outer surface shows a very faint parallel lines and zig zag pattern. Paint has presumably almost entirely worn away. 2007.03.0700.jpg
2007.9.1.18 Displaying three figures, the two foremost of which, a man carrying a shield and an almost naked figure with their back to us, appear to be struggling.
26.2.3 Paint almost gone, incisions. Fore-part of horse with rider, behind tail and hind quarters of another horse. 2013.04.0070.jpg
26.2.33 Black (partly fired red) on thin creamy-buff slip. Outside, on edge of rim blobs; on body bands. Inside, on flat rim solid triangles and dots bordered by narrow bands of diluted black, on body key pattern; between this and the rim two bands, the outer and broader red, the inner black with thin, almost golden, inner edge. 2013.04.0078.jpg
26.2.68 Exterior white with one small red/brown section of a pattern at the highest point and one thick almost 1 red/brown line abour half way from the top. Interior is black/brown with a pair(?) of thin faded white lines 0.5 cm from the top edge; below, a repeating pattern of black teardrops, and below that a pattern of white lotus buds interspliced with red dots. 2007.03.1175.jpg
26.7.1 Handles have a mixed pattern of horizontal lines at the top and bottom with vertical lines in the middle with the underneath reserved. Inside is almost ribbed in texture and painted black/brown with convex circle at centre. Outside is reserved apart from pattern which is similar both sides. Central design is a four-spoked wheel within two circles flanked by two horizontal patterns of crossed lines and three vertical lines. Below is two bands then brown almost to bottom except for a thin reserved band at base. Underneath is flat and reserved. 2003.08.0007.jpg
26.8.3 Mouth black inside and out with a reserved rim. Shoulder bars at base of neck, lower buds which have almost degenerated into rays. At top of body is a debased checker board in three rows. Main design is of Athena attacking a giant who is beaten to his knees, between trees. Below are reserved bands and rest of body is black. Top of foot is black as is lower step. Base has traces of black paint. 2007.01.0092.jpg
27.3.9 The decoration above the shoulder is unclear. A fish is probably depicted on the shoulder. On the body, black bands of varying thicknesses, range from top to bottom. The base is reserved and almost flat. Shallow groove between slight footing and central flat disk. 2003.03.0077.jpg
29.5.3 The decoration is executed with red colour and incisions. Rim: There are petal-shaped tongues on the top surface and dots at the side one. The back of the handle bears three, almost vertical (the central one is wavy) lines. Below the handle on the body there are five (the one smaller) rosettes (leaved rodakes), with incisions intersecting at the centre. The main design is a swan with outspread wings, facing right. Details are incised and there is some added red on its wings and tail. The swan appears to step on a row of petal-shaped spots that contours the sunk centre of the vessel, serving as a base. 2003.57.0088.jpg
34.10.10 Around the base of the neck is a string of tiny round impressions. Below handle are twenty-one stamped eggs arranged in an inverted triangle. Body is ribbed vertically. Moulded groove around foot. Object is black all over, although top half of body is lighter, almost brown. 2003.97.0476.jpg
34.10.17 Orange/buff clay. White slip, traces of red and black. Suspension hole blocked. Female protone / mask with long hair; almost straight across bottom. Label '115' inside. 2002.97.0389.jpg
37.11.5 Black gloss covers the entire vessel, except for the underside of the foot. The gloss is not lustrous and on the exterior towards the foot is fired brownish. Inside the bottom of bowl, a brownish band caused by foot of another vase fired within it in the kiln. Inside is stamped design of four palmettes outside two concentric circles with an egg and dot pattern attached to the second one. Red paint is applied on the underside of the foot. It is decorated with a wide black band and a black dot at the centre. Between them, two thin concentric circles of almost invisible thinned glaze. 2003.97.0555.jpg
39.8.1 A. Athlete with strigil and youth, B: 2 athletes, one holding fillet, the other strigil, beneath each handle, palmette with side tendrils. Relief contour for face and neck, white fillets, surface almost disappeared from figures on B, inside 6 stamped palmettes framed in incised circles. Foot-ring black, resting surface reserved, underneath reserved with on ebroad and two fine rings in black; possibly another ring nearer the centre, where the surface has worn. 2004.10.0004.jpg Interior: Black, apart from a thin band at the joining point of the rim and neck, and the top surface of the rim, which are reserved. Exterior: The rim is black and there is a thin reddish brown line below it. Neck: There is a thin, black line. Below, there is a fan-shaped palmette (three divisions, a central rectangular part, and the details have been rendered with incisions), between two parts of motifs. The left one may be a palmette (a petal-shaped division in the middle and below, two round? or voluted? motifs almost faded away. The right one could be part of a similar motif.
45.10.22 a: The upper surface of the rim is reserved, although glazed. However, the side surfaces (internal and external) are black (apart from a reserved area that would not have been visible if the handle was not missing). The neck is also black on the inside, however, there is a perpetual motif of palmettes on the external surface. These are double palmettes (5 narrow divisions upwards and 5 similar ones downwards) that look as if chained together by a horizontal row of small rings and each such palmette is separated from the other by a vertical line with wider endings, while thin, curved lines (above and below) frame each palmette. The sides of the handle bear a black band each and there is also a thin line underneath them that contours the end of the neck. On the carination that divides the neck from the shoulder there is a thin line with added red colour. The shoulder bears a motif of tongues, divided by vertical lines, while a line underneath contours them. The motif does not appear under the surface of the handle. At some point underneath this pattern there is the beginning of another motif (black with 3 dots of added red and scale-like incisions). The interior of the rest of the vessel is reserved, since it is an amphora. b: It bears exactly the same motif as the previous neck bit. c: From the branch of a three-peaked floral motif there emerge two curved lines that are downwards and upwards, each forming an ellipsoid-shaped frame from whose lower (in the case of the curved line that goes downwards) or upper (in the case of the other line) endings form one floral motif each. The left one is a voluted palmette with 5 petal shaped divisions and the right one is a three-pointed flower, similar to the central floral motif, but bigger. Although the upper part of this pattern is not preserved apart from the starting point of the motives, it is certain that this would have been the heraldic motif depicted. Underneath this area there is a thin, black line and below that, a pattern of guilloche ( branches with tear dropped endings interwoven together) with a row of dots, framed (above and below) by two pairs of concentric lines. Towards the end of the fragment (which is also towards the end of the vessel) there is a radial-shaped motif, two lines and the rest of the surface is black. d: It is a part of the body's area that bears the guilloche pattern and the radial-shaped motif underneath, but one third of it is not preserved. e: On the left there is the upper part of probably a palmette (two endings of petal-shaped divisions). Next to that there is the depiction of a draped lower body part. The drapery is formed by the incisions on a black surface. There are diagonal incisions and wavy endings to denote the folds of an himation, as well as the lower termination of the chiton, which is suggested by two almost horizontal incisions, a wavy line and another horizontal incision. the drawing is detailed and clear. f: The part between the surface above the knees and a bit below the calf of a male figure that wears a short chiton (incised, wavy folds are visible above the knee), as well as grieves with out curving terminations (Hermes?) of added red colour, now fadded away. On his left there is the upper part of a palmette and on his left there is a diagonal line, with rows of dots on either side (characteristic of Dionysus). Very clear drawing. g: Half of the three-peaked flower, a bit of a black line and two petal-shaped motives. On the side, there is part of the dotted branch and what appears to be part of a figure's drapery (upper right body part ?), with some incisions used to render details. h: Between the lower body part of two figures there is part of the dotted branch. What is preserved from the right figure is incised lines and circles on a black surface. The left figure's drapery (peplos and himation ?) is preserved (below the waist), consisting of incised diagonal and wavy lines to denote the folds. i: A central male figure's (Dionysus) body from shoulder to legs is visible and surrounded by a dotted branch. He is standing between two figures. The male figure (there is part of beard with added red) on the left holds part of the branch with his palm (upper body without the head is preserved). The only visible part of the draped figure on the right is part of the legs. Incisions are used to render details. j: Apollo playing his lyre (kithara). The head (in profile, facing right), right hand and part of the god's front side of the body is visible, as well as the largest part of the lyre. Part of a dotted branch exists in the background. Incisions have been used to render the chords of the lyre as well as for the eye, contour of hair, ear and contour of the god's body, while a taenia (fillet) on his head is in added black colour. k: Only part of a thin, black line is preserved. l: two broad black bands that overlap at some point. Incisions and the ending of a dotted branch (part of draped figure?). 2008.98.0366.jpg
48.5.2 The interior of the mouth is reserved except for a black band on its top. On the mouth, three horizontal parallel lines. On the neck, zig-zag pattern. Shoulder: A:goose/swan and B: panther. Incised rosettes and dots for the filling. Four black bands. Body: deer flanked by panthers whose tails almost meet. In field: rosettes with spoke incisions, and some with circular centres; also dots. Some added purple on animals. Scene rests on a broad black band framed by two narrow black bands. Triangular spokes point upwards from the base to the lower black band. Foot is black, but base is reserved. 2010.98.0078.jpg
50.10.3 Interior black. Main zone, lotus chain, dotted. Lower part of body black with one red band. Purple moulding at junction of stem and body. Top of stem reserved and channelled. Outside of footring rounded and black inside of footring black almost up to top, tip of interior of footring and resting surface reserved. Underside of the handles reserved. 2003.97.0808.jpg
50.12.18 Fragment of fine clay cup or open dish. Exterior: series of five thin parallel curved lines, cut through by a broader vertical band. The curved lines have faded to orange while the more densely painted horizontal line has faded to dark brown. Interior: three thin parallel curved lines that have faded almost completely in parts. . 2007.03.1243.jpg
50.4.5 Interior of the neck until almost the beginning of the shoulder black. The rest of the interior reserved. On the exterior, neck and handle black. The lower part of the neck is decorated with a row of eggs. The lower part of the handle, at the height of the shoulder bears part of the decoration of a palmette the rest of which covers the body and is hown upside down. The body is decorated in black figure with a palmette-lotus frieze below with double-chevron palmette heart. The lower part of the body remains black fired brownish. 2008.99.0569.jpg
83.9.32 On one side of fragment it is mostly terracotta with a small patch of black gloss, located on the end which is squared off. In, almost, the centre of this side there is a small, black circle with a tiny, black dot in the middle. On the other side of this fragment it is glazed black with a palmette design on. The flower pattern has a circle around half of it. This circle has 'U' shapes on it and appears as if it would have continued around the pot, from which the fragment came. 2006.20.0141.jpg
83.9.6 An almost round, single fragment of a foot to a pot. Base of foot is reserved, with a black indented inner ring; inside this are three more reserved rings, surrounded by thin black circles. In the middle of the rings is a tiny black dot. There is a thick black band all the way round the sides of the foot. The side of this fragment which would have been the inside of the pot, is black and details four flowers grouped together. 2006.20.0121.jpg
E.62.37 Wide mouth, no neck tapering to a very slightly flat base. Very shallow rivets form concentric around the bowl, almost as if the potter has lightly brushed around the pot with his fingers during its creation. The surphace is course and it is dark red in colour. 2002.98.0085.jpg
E.62.44 At base of shoulders and top of body are incised diagonal bars between bands. Five panels go around the body and are separated by incised chevrons between bands. Two panels show designs of leaves - possibly palm leaves. Two other panels show a collection of pictures which appear to consist of three leaves or feathers, an ear of corn perhaps and other agricultural objects (?). The fifth panel shows similar things to the last two described with the addition of a triangle with horizontal incised lines through it. None of the panels is next to a similar one. There is a flat ridge at the base. Painted to almost have a wood effect.
REDMG:1935.87.30 Reserved interior. Pattern consists of three red bands on an almost white ground. Remainder of pyxis is reserved, as is the base, which is flat.
REDMG:1951.134.1 Black interior and handle; beneath each handle a palmette, flanked by tendrils; on each side a wave band, to right, above a woman's head, profile to left, surrounded by tendrils. Banded decoration below is comprised of a reserved band just below the figural scene, a pair of red bands above the foot, a red band on the upper surface of the foot, and reserved area at the centre of the underside. The common use of red stain to effect a red (ruddled) surface on reserved areas is highlighted in this example by the almost complete loss of black glaze towards the foot, where the ruddled intervening bands strongly contrast with the buff/reserved (formerly black glazed) areas. 2004.99.0768.jpg
REDMG:1964.1683.1 Rim and handle of cup. Fragment is completely reserved. Handle is small and pinched in a triangular shape. Handle is attached to a lower rim, suggesting that a lid was once present which would sit outside this rim. The higher rim is almost to the top of handle. Towards bottom of fragment, the slope becomes steeper as it gets nearer to base. 2006.20.0525.jpg
REDMG:1964.1705.1 Flaring lip tapering to straight cylindrical neck. Two small round vertical handles (string-holes) at base of neck, joining almost spherical body. Black slip but fired red on the base. Some incised decoration representing segments, with dotted infill. 2008.99.0185.jpg
REDMG:1964.1709.1 Thin walls. Completely reserved. Main handle is made of two sections adjoined. Around the rim are at least eight protrusions, some are missing, almost looking like a sun with rays. No defined foot and base is slightly concave. Red clay. 2003.93.0194.jpg
REDMG:1964.1713.1 Deep bowl with almost vertical sides made of fine fabric. Unstable due to uneven base. Outer surface has almost vertical sides which then taper inwards to base. Base has moulded ridge circle and flat base. 2003.93.0171.jpg
TEMP.2002.9.1 Squat clay bowl with simple motif and two handles. Low foot painted with a black line. The bottom of the bowl is slightly angled (although irregular). The body (slightly lopsided) curves toward a carination where there is a slightly wavy horizontal band. Two handles, one either side and roughly with a line of black gloss. The rim flares slightly and is decorated with a line above a simple zig zag (which is of poor quality). The interior is almost plain with a ring painted at the base.
TEMP.2002.9.2 Larger piece (1) is made of three fragments and shows the top of the front panel with a pattern of horizontal palmettes with dots in field above a scene of a woman, with head covered, facing a youth wearing a long tunic and holding a long stick (?). The vertical panel pattern on the left hand side is of two dots, staggered and joined by a line. Detail picked out in watery glaze and black. The inside surface of both pieces is almost ribbed and the glaze is streaky. The smaller piece (2) has remains of a thick handle with a palmette pattern below it. The design on the front has the same horizontal and vertical panels as the other piece but has an old (bearded) man facing left also in long tunic. Both pieces bend upwards to what would have been the mouth and there is a possibility this would have been trefoil shaped.
TEMP.2002.9.27 Almost flat but with no finished edges. Underside reserved and topside has a red zigzag pattern with transverse bars between lines. There are three rows of zigzag on this fragment. 2007.03.1230.jpg
TEMP.2003.6.26 Fragment of the bottom part of the cup of a chalice(?)or bowl(?). Exterior white with one small red/brown section of a pattern at the highest point and one thick almost 1 red/brown line abour half way from the top. Interior is black/brown with a pair(?) of thin faded white lines .5 from the top edge, below that a repeating pattern of black teardrops, and below that a pattern of white sploches interspliced with red dots.
TEMP.2003.6.8 The interior is black, apart from a reserved line on the upper part of the rim. a) The rim bears a black band. Below, there is a palmette on the left of the fragment (an almost round centre from which emerge petal-shaped divisions), as well as part of a carelessly rendered curving line. On the left there is the right part of a figure next to three barnches with dots on either side. There are also four large dots on the background. b)The rim bears a black band. The rest of the surface appears to be reserved. c)The rim bears a black band. On the right side there is the largest part of a palmette (round center, rendered with added red and petal-shaped divisions). There is part of a black line that contoured the handle (partially covered with adhesives and plaster). On the left, there is another figure (carelessly rendered, between three similar branches (on the right) and part of an (undecipherable) object that consists of black colour, incisions and added red colour. There are also four large dots on the background. d) The rim bears a black band. There is part of the object on the left side of c and on its left there is part of a black dot. e) On the left side there is part of a curving line with a voluted ending (tendril?), which is connected to a palmette (voluted, with round center and petal-shaped divisions). Next to that there is an object that consists of three parts. The upper is round and the details are rendered with incisions and added red, the middle part is a small dotted branch and the lowest part is a short, vertical, thin band (thyrsos?). From its middle part emerges another dotted branch. There are five large dots on the background. On the right side of the fragment there is the left part (small part) of a figure? (carelessly rendered). f) The part of the lowest body that is preserved bears the terminations of palmettes? depicted on the body (short, clumsily rendered bands are preserved). There is also a reserved thin line between two broad brown bands. The foot is also brown and so is the inner sude surface of the foot. The rest is reserved, with the exception of five thin, concentric circles on the base. g) The fragment bears the lowest part of a palmette (the left volute and part of the round center)on the left and part of the reserved area between the two brown bands.
TEMP.2003.7.34 Interior painted in black. Exterior has a black and purple decoration in the centre. The purple is in the shape of a cemi-circle, with black around it which has small incisions. The black at the top is almost in a knot-like shape. The clay is a red-brown.
TEMP.2003.7.6 On the exterior is a light brown line, followed by a cream line, and another brown one, followed by a lighter brown one and brown dots on a cream background. Then another light brown line and more cream until a dark brown circular shape (unclear because the fragment ends here). On the other side the background is dark brown, almost black, with white lines, almost like petals, with light brown dots in them.
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