Ure Museum Database

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13.10.17 The interior of the lip has a thick black line about 1.0 cm from the top, with black painted on the rim. The neck is painted with alternating red and black thick lines. The handle appears to have been painted in black on the top and sides, but reserved underneath. Around the middle, vertically to the handle there is a pattern of black cross-hatched lozenges. The rest of the body has a pattern of thin black and thick red concentric bands, ending in a circle with a black Maltese cross on either side of the vase. 2003.92.0048.jpg
13.10.30 Appears to wear veil or headdress. 2008.99.0019.jpg
13.10.31 Appears to wear headdress. 2007.12.0026.jpg
14.9.51 Underside is reserved. Chocolate brown on whitish-buff. The topside has the lower part of a bird including a leg and foot at top with two broad bands below. The bird may be a duck or the like and appears to be running to the right. 2003.01.0086.jpg
14.9.72 Fragment with no finished edges. The interior surface is reserved. The outer surface has a cream slip and much detailed drawing. On the left are the head and front leg of a goat grazing to right. There is, perhaps, the hind leg of another goat in front. A butterfly type design in the field above what appears to be a band with dashes either side with fewer strokes below. There are also parts of a rosette and a curled cross in field. Black glaze is fired red in patches. 2003.46.0072.jpg
14.9.8 Core red. Red surface with linear decor in dull black on both sides. The underside appears to have a zigzag pattern above a more dense and busy pattern of lines and zigzags. No finished edges.
14.9.86 Interior black as is handle on top although it is reserved underneath. The design appears to the right of existing handle, and is of a satyr, facing right, with horn in thinned paint. To his right is an eye pattern. Detail is incised. 2003.65.0007.jpg
2003.7.16 Curved fragment with rim and stump of handle suggests it was a bowl or cup due to how it open it appears as a shape. The interior is painted entirely in black, with a hint of red (fading?) near the top. The exterior has two black bands, one on the rim and one below the rim which also covers the handle stump. Beneath the handle there is a strip of faded white paint, followed by a red/dark brown stripe, then the rest is white with a thin horizontal black line and possible a thicker vertical black line dividing the white decoration in half. 2007.03.1212.jpg
2004.8.4 The rim is decorated with a thin black band, with a reserved band below and another black band below this. Two youths (black in colour) stand facing each other, with the figure on the right presenting a white cock, of which, elements remain (painted over the figure). Behind each figure the tail and part of a sphinx can be seen. The sphinx behind the right figure has incised lines dividing the wing feathers. The centre of the sphinx's wing appears purple in colour. There are faint, incised lines that give the outline of the youths' heads (where paint has been worn away). The reverse of the fragment is black with a reserved circle on top of the rim. 2006.20.0566.jpg
2006.12.36 Decoration mostly faded, but appears to have been bands of black, white and red 2007.03.0450.jpg
2006.12.42 Unclear due to damage and fading, but appears to be black painted design. Two parallel lines and some chevrons distinguishable 2007.03.0941.jpg
2007.10.2.110 Naked figure lying down facing away from the viewer. By the feet is a winged infant. There appears to be a serpent/snake entwined around the figure.
2007.10.2.112 Animal fight. It appears to be a horse being attacked by wolves.
2007.10.2.195 A naked man with a clothe draped over his left shoulder, carrying what appears to be a dead animal.
2007.10.2.219 2 male figures, one seated (left figure) and one standing (right figure). Seated figure carrying a staff, possibly denoting older age or social class. Standing figure is wearing a cape, possibly suggesting that he, or both figures, are travellers. He also appears to be stirring a pot at the feet of both figures. On the far right of the scene there is a pole with a serpent wrapped around it.
2007.10.2.223 Standing naked male figure. Looking at what appears to be a small statue. Something has been placed at the foot of the statue, possibly an offering of some description. Detail too shallow to identify.
2007.10.2.224 Bust of figure facing to the right wearing what appears to be a 'Phrygian Cap' or possibly a helmet. Clothing suggests that the figure might be female (possibly Athena if the head dress is in fact a helmet). Not enough of hair-style visible to conclusively decide gender.
2007.10.2.226 Seated male figure, bearded and naked from the waist up. He is holding what appears to be a scythe (possibly identifying him as Kronos). Elaborate seat, possibly a throne. Detail at bottom left of cast is possibly a temple on the summit of a hill or mountain.
2007.10.2.236 A powerfully built male figure kneeling with one arm (right) raised, his hand making a fist. The other arm is lowered and appears to bound (possibly) behind his back. His head is bowed. The figure appears to have a small winged figure upon his back. It is not clear if he is carrying the second figure or if there is some sort of struggle in process.
2007.10.2.237 A group of figures. The centre of the cast is a male figure who appears to be dressed in armour (helmet, shield, and cuirass). He appears to be standing on the deck of a ship. The figure is presenting or showing the head of a bull to a second figure (female) who appears to standing on the quay of a harbour. On the far right of the cast (behind the central male figure) is a second soldier. The scene possibly portrays an encounter between Theseus and Ariadne after the killing of the Minotaur.
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.
2007.10.2.244 A female figure in short knee-length dress is depicted resting against something in the background of the scene, however, it is unclear whether it is vegetation or a structure. The figure appears to have a quivver on her shoulder, possibly identifying her as Artemis.
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?).
2007.10.2.249 The large profile of a bearded male face. Much of the top and back of the head is cut-off by the edge of the cast. To the left of the face is what appears to be a pole with a snake coiled around it.
2007.10.2.250 A young male figure is depicted standing and facing to the left. He is naked from the waist up. The figure is holding a sword which he appears to be examining. The point of the blade is pointed towards the figure's body, the hilt away from the body.
2007.10.2.252 The bust of what appears to be a woman in rear 3/4 aspect with her head turned back and to the right so that her face is presented in profile.
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.
2007.10.2.255 Three figures, one on a chariot, pulled by two horses. Another figure, a man, wearing a helmet is being handed some sort of cloth by the other figure who appears to be a woman.
2007.10.2.265 Three male figures positioned under a tree, two sitting and the one in the middle who appears to be younger is standing on a rock. They are possibly shepherds as one is holding a staff.
2007.10.2.268 A male head, with lots of curly, wild hair covering the face. In the top right there is what appears to be a pointed ear or a horn, it could possibly be the god Pan or a faun.
2007.10.2.273 Perseus is standing, resting his shield on a pile of what appears to be stones, the shield shows the reflection of Medusa.
2007.10.2.274 A profile facing forward with curly hair and what appears to be wings coming out of their temples.
2007.10.2.290 A man, possibly a soldier, with a shield and a helmet on, he is standing next to what appears to be a pillar with a snake coiled around it, at the foot of the pillar is a lamb and perched on top of the pillar is a bird.
2007.10.2.295 Naked male figure facing into the scene of the cast, his back to the 'viewer'. The figure appears to be holding a staff which is mostly obscured behind his body. The attention of the figure is on something in the bottom left of the scene; however, the detail is not clear enough to reliably identify what it is.
2007.10.2.300 Standing frontal image of a clothed male figure. The figure appears to be holding something in each hand; however, damage to the surface makes it impossible to identify the items.
2007.10.2.304 A male figure wearing a skin (possibly a lion skin) struggles with a bull. The bull's head is lowered perhaps indicating that it is charging. Behind the bull, to the right of the cast, there is what appears to be a statue (possibly of female form) with two faces in profile, one facing left and the other right. The animal skin (if it is lion) perhaps identifies the male as Herakles. The scene might be a representation of one of Herakles tasks (yoking of the bulls).
2007.10.2.305 A male figure stands over another figure, prostrate on the ground. The standing figure (probably male) is dressed in a cloak and tunic and holds a blade or scythe in his right hand. The standing figure appears to be holding the decapitated head of the second figure in his left hand. Behind the figure prostrate on the ground is an ox whose front legs are raised from the ground. To the right of the cast a tree or bush is depicted with a large bird (possibly a peacock) perched on one of its branches. At the centre of the cast there is what appears to be a standard or post with two serpents coiled about it. The serpent's heads face each other at the top of the post.
2007.10.2.306 At the centre of the cast is a naked young male, he is seated on what appears to be a large smooth rock. A large serpent is coiled beneath the male figure and to the right a lyre is placed on a stand or podium. On the far right of the cast a second stand or podium is carved, this one has what appears to be a tripod standing upon it. To the far left of the cast stands a clothed female figure. She is holding a rod or staff. Her attention is not upon the central scene, she appears distracted by something which is occurring further left as her gaze is directed that way.
2007.10.2.307 A bearded male figure crouches before a large handled urn. The urn is decorated with a simple line pattern. The figure appears to be holding a small hammer in his right hand, which he is possibly in the process of using (his gaze/concentration appears fixed upon it). To the far right of cast a tree is depicted, perhaps to simply denote the scene is an exterior one (rural rather than urban might also be suggested).
2007.10.2.308 A large ox or bull is represented to the left and centre of the scene taking up most of the space within the cast. The beast's head is turned as if it is looking towards the viewer. To the right a figure (probably male) is seated beneath a tree holding a staff. At the figure's feet there appears to be a second (much smaller) creature.
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.
2007.10.2.310 A bearded male crouches in front of a large handled urn. He appears to be holding a small hammer in his right hand which he is possibly using (gaze/concentration are directed towards it). The urn is decorated with what is possibly a sphynx. Very similar image to cast no.597.
2007.10.2.311 A large female figure reclines in the centre of the scene. She is dressed in robes and is wearing either a helmet or a cap (Phyrigian cap?). Her left arm is resting on a disembodied (bearded male) head and her left hand holds a staff which rests against her upper-arm or shoulder. Beneath the large female figure and to the left of the male head are two shapes which possibly represent boats or ships. These shapes might indicate that the portion of the scene below the female figure is in fact a river or the sea. In turn this might suggest that the disembodied head is emerging from the water (possibly identifying it as a river god). To the left of the scene a very small figure appears to be presenting the large female figure with something, possibly a basket or urn. A slightly larger figure, leaning on a stick, looks on from beneath a tree. Above the very small figures head are two animals (presumably intended to appear to be further off in the background). One at least of these animals is certainly a horse. To the right of the large female figure's head there is a representation of a stag. At the top of the scene in a central position are three shapes. It is unclear exactly what these are (possibly huts or houses of some description?).
2007.10.2.340 A soldier, wearing nothing but a cape and a helmet, standing looking at what appears to be his armour.
2007.10.2.344 Possibly a Rabbit beside what appears to be vegetation.
2007.10.2.346 At first sight, what appears to be a dual profile of a bearded man and an elephant with their heads attached but facing in opposite directions. At the tip of the elephant's trunk there is a scorpion. When the cast is turned 90 degrees anti-clockwise, there appears to be a second male profile, facing to the right and wearing a hat.
2007.10.2.348 Two figures, one sitting and one standing, in front of them is a skeleton and nearby is Eros who appears to be holding a torch.
2007.10.2.350 A seated male figure playing a harp, his left foot seens to be resting on what appears to be a large urn.
2007.10.2.360 A naked, young male figure, holding what appears to be a piece of cloth and he is leaning against some sort of post.
2007.10.2.500 Cast is very worn, figure appears to be half man and half of the sea, holding a trumpet in his left and and a net in his right. Posiibly Posiedon
2007.10.2.55 Bearded male head facing forward. Below the head appears to be two flaming torches. Four cherubs (?) frame the hair, with the top two looking like they're putting a crown on the head. There is an inscription, in Greek, on either side of the head.
2007.10.2.58 Female torso in profile facing left. She appears to be putting on lipstick and holding a cosmetics pot. Her hair is tied up.
2007.10.2.60 Naked male figure dancing. He appears to be holding some sort of percussive instrument in his hands.
2007.10.2.61 6 figures - 5 standing and 1 seated. The seated male appears to be crying with his head in his hands. 3 women stand to his left while another naked man and a warrior stand to his right.
2007.10.2.91 Female torso facing forwards. In her hair is a wreath and she clasps her hands together under her breasts. To her right appears to be hanging a bunch of fruit.
2007.10.2.97 2 figures, 1 of which appears to be half man and half snake. The hybrid seems to be carrying the other figure. To the left is an inscription.
2007.9.1.113 Displays an early modern style crown with a number of large feathers emerging from the top, and from these, a bird's claw appears. It is surrounded by a border with latin written on it.
2007.9.1.14 Displaying two naked male figures, the kneeling figure on the left appears to be inspecting the out-stretched foot of the seated figure of the right.
2007.9.1.30 Displays an eagle in flight over what appears to be a dead animal on an altar or podium.
2007.9.3.121 Male head in profile facing right. He appears to be wearing a hat.
2007.9.3.159 Female bust in profile. She appears to be holding something in her arms.
2007.9.3.26 Displays a cherub standing in a large shell, which he appears to be steering by way of a rudder.
2007.9.3.88 Young female bust in profile facing right. Her hair is up and she appears to be wearing some sort of crown.
2008.2.1.20 Two figures with an animal between them. The figure on the right appears to be standing on a platform above a wheel. Possibly being pulled along by the animal.
2008.2.1.33 Female figure with back to the 'viewer' her head is turned to look over her right shoulder. The figure appears to be undressing as she is lifting her dress up towards her head, exposing her bottom.
2008.2.1.39 Frontal depiction of a small winged male figure with wings spread. The figure is holding what appears to be a container in his left hand. The figure seems to be dangling what is possibly a bunch of grapes over a bird (possibly a goose).
2008.2.1.40 A small winged figure (probably male) with a quivver upon its back. The figure is seated, upon what appears to be an upturned helmet, and is facing to the left.
2008.2.1.43 Three naked and winged figures, two of which are certainly male. Two figures on the left appear to be dancing or struggling. One is positioned behind the other forming a chiastic pattern. The third figure is on the extreme right of the cast, apparently walking away from the scene and carrying what appears to be a lantern.
2008.2.1.44 The profile of a young woman, from the waist up. She has a band around her head and her hair is tied up. She appears to be looking at a small bouquet of flowers which she holds in her left hand.
2008.2.1.45 The bust of a female figure front on with her head turned slightly to the right. Her hair is tied up and there appears to be a band around her head. The figure appears to winged.
2008.2.1.46 A female figure, naked from the thigh up. She appears to be dancing, her robe billowing around her suggesting movement.
2008.2.1.57 Female robed turned and walking away from Male figure who appears to be holding robes to stop her
2008.2.1.62 A bull from the left side, appears to be standing on a long staff. The bull seems to have something tied around its chest, possibly vine leaves. It's head is bowed and it's front right leg is raised from the ground.
2008.2.1.63 There are seven figures depicted, one the far right there appears to be a winged figure possible Eros. The male figure on the right next to the winged figure is sitting naked on a donkey, he is holding his right arm in the air above his head possibly in celebration. On the far left there is a male and a female figure possibly dancing, the female figure is holding what appears to be a cup. The third figure on the left is sitting on the floor and appears to be eating or drinking from a cup or bowl. The fourth figure from the left is playing a flute, on the right to this figure there is a woman holding a cup up in the air in her right hand and in her left hand she is holding a staff. They appear to be engaging in a celebration, possibly a drunken procession. The naked male figure riding the donkey is possibly identified as Dionysus.
2008.2.1.64 A semi-naked female figure stands before a branch, upon which is a disembodied male head. At the foot of the branch is a helmet and a shield. The figure appears to be making some sort of offering from a bowl like object.
2008.2.1.68 Profile of a female face. The figure has elaborate hair with what appears to be wing decoration.
2008.2.1.72 Bust of bearded male figure with what appears to be a snake wrapped around shoulders.
2008.2.1.74 To the left of the scene is a semi-naked male figure appears to be sitting upon a table, there is a second male figure on his knees in front of the other fully clothes and bearded he seems to be much elder than the first. This figure is grasping the seated figures knees possibly in an act of supplication. Behind these figures two further male figures on look, one of these throws his hand out, he's mouth is open suggesting he is surprised or angry. The background setting is heavily draped so is perhaps the interior of a tent.
2008.2.1.75 The image depicts two male figures fighting. the figure on the right stands nude with sword raised with his left hand he is pulling the head of the second figure back. The second figure is facing away from the first figure, on his left knee. In his left hand is a shield. His right hand is held back over his head. He appears to be trying to break the hold the right-hand figure is trying to hold.
2008.2.1.76 Profile of an older male bearded male figure. Appears to have his head tied with a band.
2008.2.1.88 Profile of a curly haired woman facing right. Her hair is elaborately styled with what appears to be ribbons.
2008.2.1.95 An active scene with at least 9 discernible male figures. There are two figures on a raised platform on the far left, one standing wearing armour and the other seated wearing robes. In front of them is a gathering of men, some wearing armour, some only wearing the lower half of their armour, and one, possibly two, who is naked carrying a shield. There appears to be a robed shorter figure among them, possibly a child or adolescent. In the background the outline of a columned building can be seen.
2008.7.31 Exterior glazed a streaky brown/green/orange. Bottom of base has part of this glaze around the edges, but appears otherwise undecorated.
2008.7.58 Glaze appears to be of a darker brown on the rim than elsewhere on the fragment
2008.9.4 Exterior: 2 front legs of an animal, joining onto a body is overpainted in greysh-black. 5 short vertical lines are etched across the body and a few other etched lines define the back legs and chest of the animal. 2 back legs and a tail are partially present. A thick horizontal band and below a thinner band run parallel to the bottom-edge of the fragment. The animal appears to be standing on the thinner band, and there are 2 circle between the front and back legs, and two circles to the right of it.
2009.10.1.14 Profile view of a male head, appears to be the Sun God Apollo. Cast Number - 961
2009.10.1.15 Male figure holding a dagger, with a horse rearing away from him on either side. Another horse is lying on the floor and appears dead. Cast Number - 962
2009.10.1.17 Female figure, surrounded by a border of corn. Appears to be the Goddess of agriculture. Cast Number - 964
2009.10.1.8 Small winged boy (cupid). He is holding on to an object floating in the wind. The cupid is sitting on an object which appears to be floating on the water. Cast Number - 955
2009.10.1.9 Front view of a figure commanding ten horses, which appears through a window. Cast Number - 956
2009.10.2.120 Figure of Diana of Ephesus. Appears to be twirling cloth. Number 52
2009.10.2.137 Pictures a woman riding a chariot pulled by two lions. She appears to be holding a basket of fruit. There are some figures behind the lions holding tools. Number 9.
2009.10.2.143 Portrait in right profile of man in flat helmet (appears to be Hermes). Number 15.
2009.10.2.144 Portrait of Hermes with sceptre over his right shoulder, on his left appears to be a child. Number 16.
2009.10.2.212 figure of a naked lady from behind, appears to be undressing. Number 2
2009.10.2.34 Double portrait of what appears to be Neptune wearing a wreath of corn facing a woman with a headband and flower (Ceres). Number 34.
22.9.6 Black glaze. Cup appears to have been coloured with a strip of red, large strip of black, then small srtip of red, large strip of black continuing until a small rim of red paint situated on foot of base. Base has indented strips around it with a concaved underside. 2003.29.0007.jpg
23.11.31D Profile figure facing lef, wearing a helmet and holding a shield. Appears to have once held a spear. Two prominent wide legs emerge from underneath shield. Lead is an off-colour black-grey. 2005.06.0024.jpg
23.11.31F Profile figure facing right. Face visible through a helmet, with a potential eye socket marked out. Complete shield with an ornate bike spokes formation. Appears to have once held a spear. Two prominent thin legs emerge from underneath shield. Lead is an off-colour white-grey. 2003.96.0001.jpg
23.11.31H Profile figure facing right wearing a flat helmet. The face is visible, and a marking shows a potential eye socket. He carries a shield which is intact, with no defining pattern. Appears to have once held a spear. Small wide legs emerge from underneath the shield. Lead is off-colour brown-grey. 2005.06.0049.jpg
23.11.31M Profile figure wearing a helmet and holding a circular shield with a possible bike spokes pattern. Appears to have once held a spear. Thin legs emerge from underneath the shield. Lead is an off-colour brown-grey. 2005.06.0083.jpg
27.4.2 Large part of one side smeared(?). The paint is fired red throughout. On the rim is a red band, the inside of the pot is completely red, though the glaze appears black towardes the centre. On the outside, a thick red band lies above two rows of leaves, separated by a thin band. Below the second row of leaves is another thick band, which reaches nearly to the rim of the foot. The foot rim and base are reserved. 2003.17.0003.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
34.8.14 Green glaze shabti, black pigment detail. There is a head-dress and the figure appears to be holding something in each hand which is depicted as a straight line going to each shoulder and meeting around the back of the neck. 2007.99.0032.jpg
38.4.2 Reddish-brown on pale buff ground. The false neck is decorated predominantly in a black band, with a narrow and broad black circular band in the centre of the false neck. The underside appears to be reserved, with a single thick black line at the base on the false neck. The true neck has a faded broad back band around and overlapping the lp. There is a broad black band at the base of the neck, and also a black blob on the side facing the false neck. On the shoulder there are six groups of narrow black lines painted horizontally. There is one group of either side of the true neck, both have eight horizontal lines, the one on the left has two rings of black to either side of it. The groups of lines on the other side, if faced with the true neck at the top, have groups of 6, 7, 9. 8 horizontal lines, all with a small ring of black in between them. The shoulder is outlined with a broad ring of black. The body has four broad black lines, which have faded to a reddish brown. Adjacent are narrow red rings; four above the first band, two within the first band, two within the second band, two or three below the second band. The fourth band does not overlap the base, which is slightly concave in shape, and has the suggestion of a foot ring.
39.9.1 Short narrow neck of jug is glazed black. Handle begins at top of neck and carries on to top of the body. The part of the jug joining the neck and the body, has a palmette design on it, in a circle. This circle is broken for the black part of the handle. There is a large palmatee decoration underneath the handle, where it ends on the body of the jug. Body of jug has red-figures on it. Starting from right-hand side of the handle, going from left to right: First figure looks like a women in traditional Greek clothing, kneeling down. She is facing right. The figure to the right of her looks like a naked man with wings. He is standing on one leg and facing right. He is reaching one of his arms out. Underneath that arm there appears to be a duck. To the right-hand side of the duck, there is a man sitting on a stool. He is in traditional Greek cloting and is holding a large box. This figure is also facing right.Underneath the box there seems to be another object, but it is unclear. Perhaps it is a head? Or perhaps it is where the black glaze has been rubbed away, to reveal a patch which looks like decoration on the jug. He has a winged man kneeling in front of him. This man is facing left, towards the sitting figure. The next figure looks like a women in traditional Greek clothing, kneeling down. She appears to be holding something in her hand, perhaps a mirror. She is facing right. Inbetween her and the next figure there is a bird, facing right. The next figure looks like another women in traditional Greek clothing. She is standing on one leg, with her right arm reaching out. She is facing left. Behind her is a 'T' shaped object, perhaps a stool?. Rim of the base is a red/terracotta colour. underside of base is slightly concaved, with many black rings inside. There is a black dot in the centre of the bottom of the base.
45.10.11 Offset rim is black inside and out and the handle that originally existed just below rim appears also to have been black. Exterior walls are black as is interior except for the main design which is reserved. This picture is of a youth reclining, seen from behind. Detail is picked out in black paint and the figure is painted inside a circle. On the underside, there was originally a stem which was also black. 2003.99.0021.jpg
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
48.4.1 The rim of the mouth has leaves all round it. The outside of the rim has a thick black band. On the main zone are pairs of ivy leaves (one pointing up the other down), joined by their vines. In between these are pairs of dot flowers. All of this lies between two pairs of horizontal lines. The slight slope towards the foot is black. The top of the foot is reserved but appears to have once been black. The base of the foot is reserved except for a thin black band on the inside of the rim, another about halfway in, and then a small dot in the centre of the base. The inside of the pot is completely black. 2013.99.0072.jpg
49.8.8 Inside and outside of mouth and handle is black as is neck and back of body. At base of neck is a key / meander design between two moulded ridges and only appears on the front. On the body, metope bearing the figure decoration. On the top of the metope. black tongues.Main design is in a panel showing a Quadriga moving to the left. Horses' heads turned towards different directions. One to the left, other three run their heads to the centre facng each other. On the quadriga, hoplites in profile either side both facing right, holding shields and spears and wearing helmets. One of the shields is decorated with a feline picked out in white, only the back part of which can be seen. Behind the quadriga, a hoplite in profile to the right. He is holding his spear and seems ready to attack. He has a shield decorated with three dots with added white, he wears a short chiton, a cuirass and a Corinthian helmet. In front of the chariot, hoplite in profile, moving to the left, having his head turned backwards. He is wearing cuirass, short chiton, a helmet. He is holding his shield and two spears. Added red-purple on reins of horses and headbands and tunic of warriors, as well as contours of the shields. Added white on lion of the shield and decoration of the shield of the second hoplite which is not clear, the edge of the sword of the first hoplite, the dots on the shiled and a band on the body of the last hoplite. Red band at base of panel running all around the vase's body and foot is black on top, but reserved on side. Resting surface reserved. 2003.97.0621.jpg
50.12.12 Although there is no decoration, there appears to be a line painted just that has faded to the colour of the clay. Below the rim is a roughened area where a handle may have placed. The outer surface of the pot might have been burnished while the inside is less smooth. 2003.98.0250.jpg
50.12.30 Interior largely unpainted with thin black painted line directly on rim and below it a wider band. Exterior has a small motif that appears to join the rim slightly to the left with a single line and becomes a small circle and then from the base of the circle a line becomes a series of tight curves alternating with tiny dots. 2003.98.0229.jpg
50.12.49 Fragment, appears to be the upper body of a sculpture of a woman. It has a net like structure of brown lines on both the front and back. 2003.98.0125.jpg
51.4.7 Interior surface is black. The exterior surface is black for top half and there is traces of a design on the lower half. It appears to be a lion attacking a goat. The necks of both and the tongue of the lion are purple. 2006.77.0007.jpg
67.7.3 Long aulos (probably the right half of a double aulos, a wind instrument played through [missing] reeds) which appears to have an inner surface of wood (?) with a bronze sheath and silver mounting (in four sections). Mouth is silver and has two grooves towards rim. Neck has small hole below mouth and no silver. Bulbous section to neck with bronze section between two silver sections below. Four holes down the length of the body, one apart from the lower three with a fifth on the reverse side in the gap. The hole of the reverse has a small thumb plate around it. Bronze section below which may have originally been silver, with a grooved silver section flaring slightly to end. Hollow inside. 2016.99.0285.jpg
73.6.4 On the outside surface is a figure zone, on the left edge of which appears to be the edge of a square. To the right of this is the lower half of what appears to be a swastika and below, a dot rosette. A vertical palmette is figured in the middle of the surface, to the right of which is the tail end of a bird, the head and neck missing. Below all of this, is a curved black line, and then the edge of what could be a circle. The inside is covered in black gloss. 2002.97.0210.jpg
83.9.30 One side of fragment has two patches of black, which continue off the piece. This side has a reserved patch in between the black and two small back dots. The other side is black and appears to have two small flowers on it. Also there is a third half of a flower, which continues off piece. 2006.20.0136.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
83.9.35 One side has a single flower on it. If you are looking at the fragment with the flower at the bottom, then above that there is a band which has up-side-down 'U' shapes inside it. The other side seems to have alternate black and terracotta strips on it. One of the terracotta strips appears to be indented. 2006.20.0146.jpg
91.11.6A-B (a) fragment of base of bottle, and part of neck, shape resembling 91.11.2. Opaque opalescent lustre. H. (pres.) 4 cm (b) fragment of neck, possibly from same bottle (though glass appears thinner). Max L. 2.7 cm 2005.02.0233.jpg
E.23.17 Face comprises top third of piece, angular. Detail on face uses black pigment (beard. eyebrows and what may be hair). Face and clothing in light coloured pigment, green is used around the eyes, the upper body decoration consists of a large red band, a smaller black band of dashes, a blank band, a light blue band, another black dash band, a thick black band, another dash band, another thick red band, another dash band, another blank band, another thin dash band, and finally a thick band made of black tear shaped vertical stripes. There is also some black pigment on what appears to have represented the shoulders. 2007.99.0037.jpg
E.23.40.1-4 One is a complete ring with an oblong panel on the top / front. The second piece is half a ring with what appears to be a crocodile (?) moulded on to the front. The third piece presumably was the top of the ring and is an oblong panel with incisions. All three are blue and glazed.
E.62.17 The thorax is made of parallel straight lines. There appears to be a small amount of gold pigment between the beetle and the base, there is no other discernible pigment. 2002.98.0982.jpg
E.62.3 Fragment of Memphite stele with figure worshipping and offering to Ptah, god of Memphis. The God can only be seen in the form of an arm and the crook he holds. The offering table between them holds a vase and two loaves. The underside of the frament appears to have rough inscriptions like some kind of practice work. 2002.98.0246.jpg
E.62.4 A small limestone tablet with the image of a monkey holding its young. It is square in shape although this appears to because the adult monkey's head has been removed. There is a hole in the centre at the top of the artefact presumably so it could be hung up. The adult monkey is bending it's knees to reduce its height which also gives the idea of closeness between the two creatures. The underside of the artefact has the same image only in reverse and with less detail. There is red pigment remaining on both sides around the feet particularly. 2002.98.0241.jpg
E.62.49 Painted with scenes and inscriptions. Vivid yellow pigment used for background. Female figure painted in red outline. Inscriptions use blue, red and green pigments. Figure is "singer of Amun". The right hand side appears to have a wooden peg going through this part of the coofin, like this was part construction of the original coffin. 2007.99.0004.jpg
E.63.26 Pointed base and no neck. A possible inscription approximately one third of the way down, although it appears to say "MOM" so is probably modern. This is backed up by the fact that there is no other decoration on the pot. 2002.98.0042.jpg
E.63.3 Light green figurine of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress. There is a hole for threading on the back/base of the head-dress. Although the figure is dancing it appears quite somber. 2007.99.0053.jpg
REDMG:1951.151.1 Black glaze all over, except for red rim, two superimposed decorative friezes at the base of the neck (ribbing between two black lines, egg-and-dots between two black lines, yellow dots below); figural frieze between tendrils; beneath handle one palmette sits atop a second palmette enclosed in tendrils that terminate above in volutes from which emerge further tendrils, ending in volutes, that sprout yet another set of tendrils; egg frieze between two reserved bands encircles the entire body and serves as a groundline for the figures; reserved underside. The scene depicts a youth, nude except for two bands in his hair and a chlamys draped over his bent left arm, advancing (dancing?) in 3/4-view to the right, following two maenads, all advancing in 3/4-view to the right, although the last two maenads turn their heads profile to the left. All three maenads wear two bands in their hair (the last, however, appears as a single thick band), beaded necklaces, belted, sleeveless chitons, and snake bracelets on their left arms (the first maenad has a similar bracelet on her right arm). The youth and the first two maenads hold thyrsoi in their left hands. The third maenad holds a wreath in her lowered left hand. All red surfaces are ruddled, except for the underside, including resting surface. Some added white and yellow highlight details on heads, jewelery and thyrsoi.
REDMG:1964.1643.1 Circular, horizontal handle attached to rim of cup or skyphos. Interior is colored red. Rim is black and handle appears to have been black. Below handle is colored red again. 2003.93.0370.jpg
REDMG:1964.1645.1 Handle, rim and part of body remaining. Interior surface appears to have been black but is now worn back to clay. Handle is oval, rounded and was painted black. Body part appears to have been unevenly painted/fired leaving areas reserved. 2006.20.0508.jpg
REDMG:1964.1651.1 Reserved all over outer surface. Thin stem down to flaring foot. Base is damaged but appears to have been flat. Moulded bands on body - deliberate or as a result of production (?) 2003.93.0160.jpg
REDMG:1964.1654.1 Globular body with thin neck and stem. Appears to have three moulded bands beneath widest part of body. 2003.93.0156.jpg
REDMG:1964.1688.1 Slightly curved from left to right and curved from top to bottom, becoming steeper towards bottom of fragment. This suggests that the fragment may have belonged to a cup of some description which has straight rim and a sloping body (?) Fragment has the rim of the object. The rim is black and flat on the top. On the interior surface is a black band below rim, red, broad band, thin black band and red again. The exterior surface appears to have been black all over but faded to red. The material is thick and dark in colour. 2006.20.0502.jpg
REDMG:1964.1689.1 Appears to have had a black glaze. Triangular fragment which seems to have one edge that may have been a rim. 2006.20.0274.jpg
REDMG:1964.1695.1 Sharply curving. Exterior surface appears to have been brown on one half. Thin incised lines go aroung the other half. Clay is greenish. The interior surface is darker with deposits. 2006.20.0516.jpg
REDMG:1964.1698.1 Wide mouth with curved rim and a curved rim around neck. Curved handle joins top of neck and shoulder. Globular body. Small foot with raised base underneath. Unsure of colour - possibly was glazed but reserved (?). Dark colour present now appears to be deposits rather than paint. 2003.93.0186.jpg
REDMG:1964.1719.1 Cylindrical shape - the lower half of an alabastron. Heavy object. Patterning appears to be naturally formed into lines, giving different colours and texture. Rounded base means the object does not stand. 2006.20.0107.jpg
TEMP.2002.7.1 Bowl with two handles, the rim has a black band around the top which goes both inside and outside the bowl. Below this on the inside, is a very thick black band that stops to leave an empty circle in the centre of the bowl. The handles begin about an inch below the rim on the outside of the bowl, but curve up and out to finish roughly on level with the rim. They are painted with black glaze only on the underside. Above the base of the handles there is a subtle ridge, below which there are three lines of pattern, which look like petals. Below these, there is a thin black band, a small space, and then a thick black band which goes down to the ridge of the foot. The foot itself appears to consist of two flattish disks, the lower with a black band round it. On the bottom of the foot, there is another black band part way in, and then a smaller one with a black dot in the middle. 2002.97.0223.jpg
TEMP.2003.2.2 Fragment with man with beard visible, only left hand and upper body are visible. He appears to be holding the branch of a tree (Dionysus). Quite a few chips and markings on the front. Inside is not coloured.
TEMP.2003.2.7 Red coloured object which has a flat part with what appears to be a limb protruding.
TEMP.2003.6.10 All of the fragments bear part of the same decoration: the interior surface is glossy black as are the side surfaces of the foot (both on the exterior and interior), apart from a reserved (but glazed line) on the resting surface. The base is glazed so that it appears yellowish-brown and is decorated with four concentric circles and a dot at the central part of the base. 2006.20.0670.jpg
TEMP.2003.6.12 The internal surface of all the fragments is black. External: a) The rim is black, however,it appears red on an area. The back of the handle is black (the inner surface is reserved), but the area between the two parts of the handle creates a horizontal, reserved band. Below that, there is part of a black band and part of a reserved area. b) the rim is black. Below, on the left, there is part of a wavy? vertical black band, while on the right there are two small, black spots, parts of a motif. c) There is part of the black band that decorates the rim. d) There is a black band on a reserved area and part of a motif that resembles a ribbon? below which spring thin lines. 2006.20.0466.jpg
TEMP.2003.6.4 a) The top surface of the rim is black and so is the interior, apart from a reserved area at the end of the rim that bears a thin, black line. The neck is decorated with a vague representation of a brach with laurel leaves. The joining point of neck and body that is preserved bears part of a black, thick line. b) The interior and top surface of the rim is black, with the exception of a reserved band on the end of the rim (interior) that bears a thin, black line. c) The handle is black, except for the surface that would not have been visible if it was attached on the vessel, which is reserved (but glazed). Around the spring of the handle there is a motif between two thin lines that resembles the ionic cyma (egg-and-dot). The rest of the vessel is black, both on the outside and the inside. d) The handle is black, apart from the surface that would not have been visible, where there are two dots. Around the spring of the handle there is part of the ionic-cyma motif. e) There is part of the ionic cyma motif that the handle bears around its spring and the rest of the surface is black (interior and exterior), apart from part of a small chess-shaped motif, framed by a line above and two below. f) It is black apart from an area that bears a small part of the motif that contours the springs of the handles, a small, diagonal, reserved band (exterior) and a reserved band (interior). g) The surface is black (interior and exterior) except for three thin lines that are reserved. h) The interior is black. Exterior: Above a double-meander pattern, placed on a reserved band and between two lines, there are two heraldic lion paws, even though the details have fadded away. i) The interior is black. Exterior: The lower part of the drapery and the foot of a figure, surrounded by black colour. j) Black interior. Exterior: The lower part of a vertical, reserved thin band is standing on a broad, reserved band that bears between two black lines part of a pattern that consists of a meander and a cross on its right. The cross is contoured by a reserved area (around its sides), while its is executed on a black background. k) The interior bears a thin, reserved band. Exterior: The back part of a male figure's head and shoulder, as well as part of the drapery. l) Black interior. Exterior: The male figure's shoulder and part of his draped body. On his right there is the outer part of the motif that contours the springs of the handles. m) Part of the male figure's leg, knee and tibia, which is projected, as if he is ready to take a step. On the left top side there is part of a vertical, thin, reserved band (upper part of a walking-stick). n) Black interior. Exterior: The lowest part of the figure's drapery and a vague representation of his feet ? He appears to be standing on a pattern that consists of a chess-like motif close to two, double-meander ones, framed by two lines above and one below. o) Black interior. Exterior: The lower part of the figure's walking-stick that seems to stand on the double-meander pattern. On the left of the walking-stick, there is part of the back side of another draped figure (male), with the same careless rendering of the feet. p) Black interior. Exterior: Part of the walking-stick and drapery of the second figure. q) Black interior. Exterior: Small part of the second figure's drapery. r) Black interior. Exterior: Small part of the second figure's drapery. s) Small part of the second figure's drapery. t) Black interior. Exterior: Part of the lower termination of the second figure's drapery as well as his right foot? On the left, part of his walking-stick. He seems to be standing on part of the double-meander pattern. u) Black interior. Exterior: Part of the pattern that consists of the chess-like motif, next to part of a double-meander one, on top of which there is the lowest part of a figure's foot? (clumsily rendered). v) Black interior. Exterior: The lower part of the drapery and right foot of another similar figure that satnds on the double-meander pattern. w) Black interior. Exterior: Part of the figure's drapery. x) Black interior. Exterior: Part of the figure's drapery. y) Black interior. Exterior: Part of the figure's drapery. z) Black interior. Exterior: Part of a male figure's arm and hand. aa, ab and ac) Part of the rim and neck. The exterior bears a broad black band and the interior bears a reserved area between two black bands. ad) There is a reserved line on the interior, while the exterior is black, apart from a reserved spot of unclear shape and another, similar one that bears a thin, black line. 2006.20.0469.jpg
TEMP.2003.6.6 The interior is black, but there is a reserved band on the fragments that come from the vessel's rim (a, b, c, d), which also bear a reserved band on the upper internal side of the rim. a) The black colour appears streaky (it varies from reddish brown to brown) on the rim (interior and exterior), as well as on the handle. The colour of the decoration appears brown and reddish brown on some areas. There is a broad band that bears two palmettes (one on either side of the double handle), while the surface between the two springs is reserved. On the left side of the fragment there is the right part of a motif (front legs of horses?). Below, there is part of a black line. b) The rim is black. Below, there is the upper part of a charioteer, riding a chariot with four horses (part of them is preserved). Details of the horses have been rendered with incisions. c) The rim is black, however the black colour is uneven and leaves part of the right edge of the fragment's rim reserved. Underneath a thin, reserved line, there is a palmette and next to it part of the line that contoured the spring of the handle. d) The rim is black. Below, there is a female figure's head and in front of her (at the level of her face) there is part of a curving branch, with dots on either side (part of wreath?). e) Part of a palmette, a black line and a black band. f) There is a dot in the middle of the resting surface, contoured by a circle. There is also part of a wide, band, between thin lines, above which, there is a graffito? in the shape of X. 2006.20.0464.jpg
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.2003.7.32 Small figurine, possibly an animal. Pinkish colour, with remnants of black paint on the back, on the left arm and on the main body. Appears to be scratching head with the right arm, and the feet are distinguishable from the legs because they are at an angle.
TEMP.2003.7.64 Fragment from the neck of a closed shape, with a flat, thick rim (1.4cm). Flat, top of rim seems to have been painted white. The side of the rim has a pattern around it. The pattern has a thin, black line parting small 'U' shapes. The top half of the pattern has 'U' shapes in it, which have tiny, verticle, red lines inside them. The bottom half is the same, however the 'U' shapes are up-side-down. The neck and small piece of the body, on the fragment, is glazed black and appears to have once had white paint on it. The fragment has a small piece of the pot's body on either side of the neck. One of the sides of the fragment of the body has the top of two figures on it. The right hand side figure is the top of a head but its features are unclear. The left-hand-side figure appears to be a women, with her left arm raised. The underside of fragment is terracotta colour. The inside of rim is glazed black and the inside of the pot appears to have been left terracotta. 2006.20.0008.jpg
TEMP.2007.2.66 Black glaze; on one side the glaze appears to be banded - unknown if intentional or due to wearing 2007.10.0088.jpg
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