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There are 127 objects for which Decoration contains → colour
11.10.5 On mouth four bands; on body, wingless sphinx. One rosette with incisions crossing at centre. Some traces of added colour, now lost. On bottom (rather flat) three circles. 2003.97.0058.jpg
13.10.19 Interior reddish brown colour, exterior a light beige to salmon coloured. No indiction of a pattern. 2008.99.0139.jpg
13.10.21 The body is unpainted, beige-grey colour with a few red patches. 2010.99.0070.jpg
13.10.26 Exterior colour quite pale with several large white patches and ridges, interior coated in brown paint. 2003.92.0071.jpg
14.9.4 One-handled jug, black and blue background. Mouth very small, with a thick lip to which the black handle joins. The neck is very short and black. The shoulder is predominantly black with suggestions of circles around the circumference in black and blue bands. The body has a thick black band overlapping from the shoulder, but the rest is deep blue colour and undecorated. The foot is small and undecorated. 2008.99.0269.jpg
14.9.61 Outer edge has row of dark brown dots. On top, first band is same dark brown colour which is followed by 3 redder bands, a row of dots the same colour and 3 more reddish bands. All the bands are approx. the same width.Background is pale buff. Underside is reserved. 2006.20.0320.jpg
2003.6.18 Base fragment of a small pot, decorated with three straight lines at the base, two of which are black; the middle one is of a faded purple colour. Above the lines is a large black pattern which takes up nearly all of the space left on the fragment. The interior is decorated with a black gloss. 2007.03.1219.jpg
2003.7.15 Piece of fragment made of red clay with pattern both sides. Fragment is slightly curved, with a small rim at the top suggesting it could be part of a decorative plate or bowl. Side A, which is possible the interior, has a broad black line at the bottom - possibly this was the colour of the interior, with five rough circles in a row, alternating black and red from the left hand side, painted on top of a white background. Side B has a similar broad black line at the bottom, with a broad white line painted at the top and several faded black vertical lines painted over the white. The shape of the fragment is rectangular, and it slopes to a point at the right hand side. 2007.03.1222.jpg
2003.7.19 Possibly part of rim and body of a bowl/jar, due to the smoothness of the top of the fragment. Side is shows indication of being the interior, due to the plain black colour painted on. The exterior, side B, has been painted in white with a narrow area of black at the bottom. There is indication of two parallel lines of small black dots, in between which are two narrow parallel black bands with squares of black between them. 2007.03.1210.jpg
2004.8.3 Nine, black palmettes in a fan arrangement, with unidentified black object to the right, which has a reversed 'z' incision. The reverse side is black in colour.
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
2007.4.146 Red painted pattern on one side, starting at the top with pale red line, followed by a section of darker red block colour, then red zigzags going down, then another section of red block colour and finally orangey red stripes 2006.78.0044.jpg
2007.4.188 Shard painted brown, except along a straight line across shard of material colour
2007.4.22 Two stripes parallel to one another; one a brown colour while the other is black. 2007.03.0805.jpg
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
2007.4.5 Painted lines, some a reddish-brown colour while others are grey. Lines are quite distinguishable even though fragment is worn. 2007.03.0749.jpg
2008.7.105 Interior: black wash. Exterior: Greyish-black wash. Very faint traces of a possible horizontal stripe overpainted in a darker colour.
2008.7.139 Interior: small spots of a darker colour are over painted. Exterior: 6 diagonal lines, forming a diamond pattern are etched. A narrow horizontal groove forming a lip is etched towards top of fragment.
2008.7.153 Interior: greyish-black wash. Exterior: greyish black wash which fades gradually into a brownish colour, and then a reddish colour across fragment.
2008.7.159 Interior: reddish-brown wash. Exterior: 8 narrowly-spaced parallel horizontal lines overpainted in same reddish-brown colour.
2008.7.50 Exterior: Fairly widereddish-brown horizontal band overpainted with small ovaloid marks of a similar colour along one edge.
2008.7.51 Exterior: 2 parrallel red/brown overpaint lines across centre of fragment with 2 parrallel diagonal lines of the same colour running between these lines
2008.7.55 Exterior: two fairly thin, parallel, horizontal bands of an orangish-brown colour with part of a filled-in, curved shape surrounded by smaller circular dots of a similar colour overpainted.
2008.7.61 Exterior: 7 black rectangles forming checked pattern overpainted. 4 narrow horizontal lines of the same colour run parallel to this .
2008.7.63 Exterior: 6 fairly thick, black, parallel, horizontal bands overpainted. Between the 2nd and 3rd there is a pattern of short vertical lines. Below this there is a pointed shape of the same colour.
2008.7.65 Exterior: 2 narrow, horizontal, parallel bands with triangular pattern between them overpainted in black towards rim. Traces of horizontal bands and geometrical patterns in same colour below.
2008.7.67 Exterior: rectangles forming checked pattern overpainted in black. Running parallel to this, 4 thin horizontal parallel lines and above this a pattern of 5 short vertical lines in same colour.
2008.7.68 Interior: reddish-brown wash. Exterior: Horizontal band overpainted in greyish-brown. Above this, a pattern of waved lines and short vertical lines. Below, 2 lines of similar colour run parallel.
2008.7.70 Interior: reddish-brown wash. Exterior: rectangles overpainted in reddish-brown forming checked pattern at one end, with 2 thin lines running parallel above, next to a band containing a diamond-shaped pattern overpainted in same colour.
2008.7.76 Interior: black overpaint on entire side of fragment; exterior: across centre of fragment a set of five parallel horizontal overpainted lines, the central line is slightly thicker and a dark red/brown, the adjacent lines are a lighter red/brown colour
2008.7.78 Interior: greyish-black wash. Exterior: Parallel lines overpainted. Thick strip of dark-red colour in middle. One thin stripe of a geyish-black colour either side and one thicker greyish-black stripe either side of these.
2008.7.81 Interior: Reddish-brown wash, grey parallel horizontal stripes overpainted. Exterior: Cream wash, Reddish-brown parallel horizontal stripes of varying thicknesses overpainted, 2 thick and 3 thin towards one end and one thin at other. Line of small dots of same colour parallel to this.
2008.7.86 Interior: cream wash with stripe of grey overpainted towards one end. Exterior: Cream wash with two widely-spaced parallel bands overpainted in greyish-black. Traces of another diagonal line of a similar colour and thickness joining these.
2008.7.87 Interior: greyish-black wash. Exterior: cream wash with horizontal parallel lines overpainted in brownish-red. 1 thick and 2 thin lines towards top. Curved pattern overpainted below in same colour.
2008.7.89 Interior and top of rim: greyish-black wash. Exterior: traces of reddish-brown colour overpainted.
2008.9.14 Interior: greyish-black wash. Exterior: one horizontal line overpainted in brownish-black along longest edge of fragment. Underneath this are 4 solid figure-eight marks, forming a parallel line, overpainted in the same colour.
2008.9.15 Interior: greyish-black wash with a band of unfinished terracotta running parallel to longest edge of fragment. Several narrowly and irregularly spaced parallel horizontal lines overpainted on the wash and unfinished section. Exterior: greyish-black wash overpainted, covering roughly half of exterior of fragment. Next to this is a band of unfinished terracotta bordered above and below by parallel lines overpained in a brownish-red colour.
2008.9.20 Interior: greyish-black wash fading to a reddish-brown colour, leaving a small section of unfinished terracotta across one corner of fragment. Exterior: greyish-black wash with a narrow band of unfinished terracotta parallel to one edge, with 7 small dots overpainted in the same greayish black colour within it.
2008.9.22 Interior: reddish-black wash with a narrow strip of unfinished terracotta across longest edge. Same colour overpainted in the top of the rim. Exterior: 1 thick horizontal band overpainted in a reddish-black colour just underneath the rim.The space below this is left unfinished.
2008.9.23 Interior: reddish-black wash. Exterior: redish-black wash with a raised lip of unfinished terracotta along one edge, containing three fairly thick diagonal brush-stroke marks overpainted in a redish-black colour.
2008.9.24 Interior: greyish-black wash, top of rim overpainted in same greyish-black colour. Exterior: Greyish black wash, interspersed by 2 horizontal bands of unfinished terracotta, the lower band wider than the upper. The lower band has 7 smaller dots overpainted within it.
2008.9.26 Interior: greyish-black wash. Exterior: 3 thin narrowly-spaced lines run parallel to one of the edges of the fragment. The upper of these is overpainted in a greayish-black colour, the 2 lower are a redish-brown. Below these lines are three greyish-black dots interspersed by vertical thick greyish black and thinner redish-brown lines.
22.9.7 Black, mostly fired to orange-red, on buff ground. Possible added colour (white?) in groups of stripes. Mouth: broad band between two narrow bands. On the exterior of the mouth, band; shoulder: tongues. Body: three bands at top; deep painted zone divided vertically by incised lines (two parallel) dissecting into segments; four bands below. Base reserved. The exterior of the ring foot painted. 2003.97.0099.jpg
25.8.1 Black inside and out but lip reserved. Neck is reserved as is underside of handle. Top of handle was once black with a ridge running down the centre. Shoulder has short bars at base of neck above a lotus bud chain with interlaced stems above a black band. Body shows a hoplite putting on greaves, facing right to a woman holding spear and shield. Two onlookers left and one on right, all facing him. Colour worn but corselet originally red and possibly hair too. Below is black to base, including top of foot, but not side, which is reserved. Base is reserved and concave. 2003.97.0874.jpg
26.2.57 On plate, back to back spirals joined by three thin lines between heart-shaped leaves; on rim proper, tips of five silhouetted triangles. Black, shading off to red, on creamy-buff. Sides of plate and outer side of handle black. Rest of underside shows the clay rough and pinkish-black in colour. 2005.02.0480.jpg
26.2.89 Dolphin with incisions but no added colour now visible; one early type rosette with incisions crossing at center, back on pale buff. Sides black. 2005.02.0445.jpg
26.7.2 The interior of the vessel is streaky black (uneven) except for the tondo (reddish brown), that depicts a (shadow of a) man, in a short chiton, facing right and advancing. He is holding a (thorny) club with his right hand and his himation with the left one (using it as a shield?), while his sword is visible at his right side. Exterior: The lip bears a thin, black line. The surface of the body is reserved (up to the point where the scene ends) but bears decoration in black. The scene is repeated on both sides; the myth of Heracles and the Bull. Herakles has captured the Bull from the head. Hanging in the background (above them) there are Herakles' club, cloak and quiver. The scene is flanked (left and right) by fan-shaped palmettes (voluted at the bottom with long, narrow divisions). The lower part of the handles' external surface is black and under either of them there is an ivy leaf (heart-shaped). Below the scene, there is a streaky black line and, after a reserved, thin band, the vessel is (streaky) black up to the end of the foot, whose side surface is reserved, though. The base is reserved but bears a red thin band at the center of the resting surface. No incisions or added colour have been used. 2003.09.0004.jpg
29.11.7 The rim turns sharply out and has a thick black band round it, below which is a thick reserved band. The interior is mostly black with a well (approx 3.7 cm) in the centre of the dish that has a thin reserved band just outside it, and a small reserved disk in the centre. The handles are rounded at the far end, and have black tips. On the main zone; A: Curling tendril and leaf between upright palmettes. B to A, with addition of vertical wavy line between palmette on right and handle. Below is a thin coloured band, a reserved band, and then colour down to and including the stem of the foot. The edge of the foot has two ridges on it, the lower of which is black, the upper one reserved. The base of the rim is also reserved. The base of the foot slopes inwards, the walls of the slope are red, then the centre is reserved except for a thin red band and a red dot in the centre. 2002.97.0200.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
34.10.6 Black, partly fired to red, all over inside and out, including base. Base is raised. Foot is a grey colour. Paint is very streaky all over. 2003.02.0010.jpg
35.5.34 Inside, reserved line around the rim; in a medallion framed by a key pattern broken by a chequered square, a male in himation leaning on a stick in conversation with an athlete (legs only). Outside, between palmettes an athlete with his arm resting on a pillar over which his cloak falls; on his right a man with a stick, on his left another male (face missing). Relief contour for pillar, walking sticks, and back of neck of all the figures. Hair contour reserved. Added colour, probably red, for fillet of bearded man, white for garland of the clothed figure in the medallion. 2004.10.0083.jpg
37.11.8 The decoration is executed in a colour varying from dull black to brown, on pale buff ground. Rim: Concentric circles on the upper surface and spots (tongues) on the side one (stephane). At the joining point of rim and neck there is a band and at the upper part of the neck a horizontal row of spots. Central handle: Decorated with short, thick, leaning lines. Neck: An olive wreath, the ends of which meet at the front where there is a cluster of olives (?) (dots). Shoulder: There is another horizontal row of dots immediately below neck that seem to be hanging from a line. At the join of shoulder and body, there is a broad band in the middle of two thin, concentric lines. Body: In the front, between the two handles, an olive-tree branch, framed by (left and right) a vertical motif of a row of dots, a line, two rows of larger, ovaloid dots and another line. This motif can also be found at the other side of the handles, used to frame a linear pattern (from a short line appear to be emerging three longer ones. On either side a vertical line, which leans slightly towards the motif in the middle. From the centre of this line emerges a long, wavy line. Below: there are two, concentric bands and three more that are not very obvious(?). The handles are ornamented with large dots. The foot is black, but the colour looks uneven. Interior of neck: Two concentric circles. 2003.36.0007.jpg
38.4.8 Mouth black inside and out with red lip. Shoulder has ivy leaf at front upright between two inverted lotus flowers. Body has a siren between two draped (male) onlookers, the right one holding a spear upright. No added colour, no incisions. Beneath figural zone is a horizontal band and then solid back to the top of the foot. Side of foot and underside reserved. 2013.99.0017.jpg
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.
45.10.13 (i) There is a small part of a motif (partially covered with plaster) that consists of wavy lines. Below it, there are two lines and underneath there are parts of two inverted, palmettes (voluted with petal-shaped divisions) that flank a three-pointed flower with two dots to represent pollen. ii) Between two pairs of lines there is a guilloche (fillets with teardropped terminations interwoven together) with dots among the lines. Below, there is a broad black band, which seems to be interrupted at the right side. (iii) At the left, three parts of vertical, black bands and incisions create part of an object (garment hanging from chair or couch?) In the middle, there is an object- as if it was a grave-stele with a cross-shaped ? ending above which spring two heraldic, white, voluted palmettes (now fadded away), a chiastic motif with dots and horizontal lines on top- but inverted (leg of a bed or couch?). Next to that, there are a figure's part of thighs, knees and calves, close to part of a palmette. (iv) A bearded satyr (seilinos) plays a chorded instrument (lyre), while his himation is hanging in the background. Next to him there is a draped female figure (Demeter?), holding a wreath (black circle) and branches with dots on both sides that surround her. The details on her drapery have been executed with added red and so are those for her head-dress. There are also traces of added white on her neck. On top of the fragment there is part of a motif of tongues contoured with ellipsoid lines and a line that encircles this pattern. v) On the left, there is part of the satyr's lower legs (above the knees towards the feet) and the lower end of his himation. Next to him there is the termination of the female figure's branch, close to a similar inverted grave-stele? and part of an object that resembles an animal paw (lion-shaped foot of chair or couch) . Below these, there is a line on which they seem to step on. Next, a guilloche between two pairs of lines and at the bottom part of a radial-shaped motif with a line that contours it on top. vi) A line and black, teardropped spot. vii) There is a line on whose right top side stands a rectangular object with a rectangular surface in the middle being reserved. Below, part of two lines on top of part of the guilloche. viii) Small part of shoulder and neck: there is a black spot, a thin band, a red line on top of a plastic ring (joining point of neck and shoulder) and part of a tongue-shaped pattern contoured by a line on the shoulder. There is also a part of two lines in the interior. ix) Part of the guilloche, the two lines underneath and the radial-shaped motif at the bottom. x) Tiny bit of the guilloche and the two lines below it and part of the radial-shaped motif. xi) Part of voluted palmette and tongue-shaped motif. xii) Part of the floral motif (of a three-pointed flower)? with lines that form a rhombus with a dot in the middle. xiii) Part of the shoulder and the spring of a handle. On the top there is the tongue-shaped motif, encicled by a line and below it an inverted palmette. The spring of the handle is black and next to it there are short, diagonal incisions. There is also a tiny spot of black colour in the interior. xiv) On the left, part of leaf-shaped (heart-like) motives (part of thyrsos?), close to a band of black colour, of undecipherable shape. Next to that, there is the lower part of a female draped figure, with small crosses on it. At the right side there is black and white colour that forms ovaloid shapes (?). xv) A black band and on the left part of the female drapery.
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
45.10.7A-B Lid: The top surface bears part of a central medallion (dots contoured by double, semi-spherical line), encircled by a black line, a red band, a broader black band and a red line. There is also an ivy spray between the last red line and a similar one. At the rim there is a rather careless tongue pattern, with inner dots (identical to the one of the central medallion, only frammed by thin, black lines). Sides: There is the representation of women pursued by the winged Eros. The naked Eros is flying and his himation with white spots on its top is falling over his forearm. At the level of his face there is an inscription, with white colour KALOS and underneath, KALH, above a bent fillet with thin, short, white lines emerging from its endings. The first of the women is headed right, having extended her right? hand towards Eros and holding and raising slightly her drapery (in order to run faster). Her head is missing, but she is probably looking backwards, to see the advancing Eros. The scene is reproduced again: Anoher Eros pursues another woman, who is running towards an altar? (rectangular, altar-shaped constuction, higher than the figures with a decoration of a large cross and dots in between). Among them there is again the inscribed KALOS, KALH. Many fragments have not survived, however this woman's head is not missing. She is looking backwards and wears a diadema, made of white lines. At the other side of the altar? there is another woman approaching it, having escaped the first Eros, but looking back to see him. She wears a white diadema and the same inscription is between her and the Eros. The scene is framed by two red, concentric lines (above and below the figures). The bottom surface is left reserved. Body: There is decoration of laurel stems and berries around the outer surface with details made of added white. This motif is framed (above and below with red, thick lines). The interior of both pieces is black. The feet have a black band on the side (ca 2 cm below their joining part to the body) and the rest of the surface is left reserved, apart from a black line at the rim. Half way up the inside surface of the feet there is a thin, black band. The base's central part is decorated with a broad black, circular band between thin black lines. 2003.94.0098.jpg
45.6.11 Squat skyphos. Two handles on either side, one broken and one glued. Small closed mouth. Black band around middle of body. Added deep red colour all around the surface, flat base. 2006.20.0180.jpg
45.6.4 Brownish-grey in colour, apparently from burnt deposit. Shape is of a normal Corinthian kothon except that the handle is abnormally thick with no side projections. Inside, black bands in center. Turned in rim has black bands as does the top surface with four bands alternating thick and thin. Band near to foot. Base is raised and has two central circles. 2003.35.0088.jpg
45.8.1 The rim (interior) bears two, concentric circles, the first at the edge and the second at the curve between the neck and the body, where traces of white colour can be found. The neck of the vessel is ornamented with a continuous floral motif (branch bearing two long leafs; laurels?) that covers the whole of the surface. A: Scene of a symposium of four, reclining, male figures; 2 men and 2 youths (in turns), in pairs looking at one another. All of them wear their himatia, loose around their waists, a fact that leaves the upper part of their bodies naked, and are crowned with identical three-pointed diadems, made of added, yellowish and white colour. They also have identical hairstyles. The youth on the left side makes a gesture, pointing left with his right hand, but facing the man on his right who touches his chest with his right hand. The third person looks as if holding a white thread with his right-hand fingers, while the man on his right is trying to put a white, spotted garland on the third figure with his right hand. They all recline on a horizontal sort of bed, supported by three feet, of equal distance between them, but of unequal width. However, the lower parts of the three feet are similar; rectangular and vertical to the stem. Under this construction, in the surface between the two gaps that are left between the feet of the bed, there are two tables, that carry food(?) (fruit and bread ?), painted with added white colour. Both of the tables bear two, broad, black, bands around their edges, the left ones being larger than the right ones. As regards the endings of the tables' feet, they give the impression of a vague rendering of animal paws. B: A youth in the centre of the scene looks at his right, while in either of his sides, another youth is looking at him. All of them are fully-clad with himatia. The left one is holding a strigil (stleggis) with his right hand, while the one at the right side of the scene makes a gesture with his feast. The spring of the handles bears part of a circle (it stops, leaving the surface between the beginning of the two handles undecorated), with small, semi-cercular patterns. Beneath each handle there is a large, complex palmette. A band with maeander-shaped patterns runs through the vessel under the main scenes. The base is in the form of a disk, with a high foot, separated from the disk-shaped surface by a carved, reserved circle, as well as an also circle at the lowest end of the base's foot. 2003.23.0005.jpg
47.2.14 light brown colour. Wide mouth, slightly narrower towards the base, with wide foot and flat resting surface. 2010.98.0207.jpg
47.2.17 Bottom flat, wheel marks on base. Pale buff colour. 2010.99.0089.jpg
47.2.32 Some traces of colour: black for hair, red on face and arms, dark red on cap, line with pendants around neck and on tambourine. Two red and black bands below the elbows. 2008.03.0015.jpg
49.4.2 Woman with a fan and a ball, seated in a naiskos; kalathos on either side. The inner side of the rim bears a broad band (in the middle of the surface). The top surface bears traces of carelessly applied red colour. The edge is also black and its side surface bears a reserved line and a black line underneath, from which seem to be hanging short, vertical lines. The upper part of the neck is reserved, but bears a black band on its lower part. The rest of the neck is decorated with black colour, on top of which there is a tongue pattern in yellow (faded away) that contours the vessel (long, pointed on the bottom tongues). Below, there is a reserved line. Side A: The main scene depicts a female figure seated in a naiskos (monument with pediment, from whose upper part emerge palmettes and tendrils, epistylion, an ionic column on either side an top of a stylobates or crepis, the latter represented with a perpetual pattern of voluted motives and dots in between, framed by white lines, thin, black bands and white bands), on a diphros okladias. The woman is facing left, she is wearing a peplos, holding a fan with her right hand and a round object with the left one, below which there is a row of dots. She also wears a kalyptra and has her hair in a bun, from which emerge two wavy lines with round terminations. Behind her, at the level of her head, there is a window (square object with the middle part riddled). The naiskos is flanked by a kalathos on either side, decorated with black and yellow horizontal lines, tendrils and branches, as well as yellow tongues and yellow meander pattern. There is a row of yellow dots below each kalathos and a rosette on top. Below the row of dots underneath the left kalathos there is another rosette, whereas underneath the row of dots below the right kalathos there is a phiale. The details are executed with added yellow. The handles are black. The reverse is decorated with floral motifs: the area underneath the vertical handle is black, with an H-shaped black motif divided in two by a vertical line, on a round, brown background. The surface below the vertical handle depicts two fan-shaped palmettes, from which emerge elaborate, voluted floral patterns that expand to the surface below the horizontal handles. The lower part of the body is contoured by a wavy-like pattern on a brown background. The area below is black, although streaky on some areas, while the lowest part of the body is reserved but glazed. The foot is black, with a reserved resting surface. 2001.99.0150.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
50.4.7 The exterior and interior of the mouth, as well as exterior of handle are painted black. The top of the mouth and the underside of the handle reserved. Shoulder decorated with two rows of blakc painted rays. Those of the upper row are short. The body is decorated in the white-ground technique. Decoration on front of body; at top a band with geometric meander pattern, framed by thin black bands. In a square framed by thin black bands, net pattern. The lower of the body, the small stem and the upper part of the base are black. On the lower part of the body, the glae has not been applied carefully leaving thin lines on the colour of the clay. The exterior of the foot and the underisde are reserved. 2008.10.0030.jpg
51.4.2 The top surface of the rim is reserved (but glossed), however the side bears a black meander pattern. The scene consists of two chariots, the left one with three horses (below their knees the piece is missing) and the right one with four (only two of the heads remain). The left hand side charioteer is not visible, however it is obvious that he was holding and stretching the bridle. The upper part of the chariot is also visible. The second charioteer wears white chiton and red stephane (fillet) on the head and his chariot is visible. Each figure has incisions around its edges, as well as for the depiction of details. Some parts of the horse bodies are emphasized by added red colour. Body: The surface is black. The interior of the neck and body is also black, apart from a red band at the top of the rim. 2007.01.0153.jpg
51.4.4 Rim: The side surface bears a black, meander pattern. Neck: A procession of two chariots, each with four horses (four pairs of feet) but only the first charioteer is visible, wearing a chiton, whose added white colour has faded away. There are incisions to denote the details, as well as added red (especially for the tails and mane of the horses).There is a black line under the scene, to render the ground. Body: It is black and so is the interior, apart from the top surface of the rim that is reserved (but glazed) and a red, thin band at the upper neck. 2007.99.0097.jpg
65.6.2 Head and shoulders of a Neolithic deity. Square head and oblong arms. The top part has three holes bored through down either side and two partly bored holes near the top representing eyes and three partly bored holes representing the mouth in a horizontal line above 'neck'. Single partially bored hole on neck and one just above the break. Bored hole at the end of each arm. The other side is flatter than the side with the visible holes. Very smooth and highly polished object, creamy-yellow colour with naturally formed pattern.
67.7.1 Standing male youth, nude. Grey, apparently from burnt grave; small depression in base. Traces of white slip, colour lost, but probably once red. Standing with arms by sides, elbows pressed back, legs apart, right knee slightly bent. Rectangular base. Paper slip marked 'Thebes' on back. 2002.97.0444.jpg
69.7.1 The inside of the mouth is black and the aperture is marked by a thin, black line. The lip is decorated with black tongues, with intervening white dots. There is also a zig-zag band on the vertical surface of the rim. The neck is black. The back of the handle is decorated with a voluted palmette (incised) with tongues (black and reddish) on the top. From the ankle, just below the neck, emerge alternating black and red tongues (contoured with black lines). The foot itself is entirely covered in a thonged sandal that ties at the front with a ring-shaped knot. The sandal is indicated with relief straps that are painted in reddish-brown colour. The edge of the sole (crepis) is decorated with two rows of black dots. The base is reserved. 2005.88.0054.jpg
73.9.3 Singular arm of handle remains, outside of which has a black glaze, the inside does not. Remains of rim, same colour as this handle. Dot rosette and dotted swastika below handle, tip of palmette leaf on right of handle. Two dark brown bands at bottom edge of fragment. 2002.97.0215.jpg
E.23.11 Straight base below a trapezoid shape (slightly better defined than E.23.10). Now grey in colour all over. 2002.98.0110.jpg
E.23.43.1 Long cylindrical bead, light blue in colour. 2002.98.0254.jpg
E.23.43.4 Short, cylindrical bead, light blue in colour.
E.23.43.5 Short, cylindrical bead, light blue in colour.
E.23.43.7 Short, blue bead, light blue in colour.
E.23.43.8 Flat, circular bead with a hole for threading through the middle. Light blue in colour.
E.23.43.9 Flat, circular bead, light blue in colour. The hole for threading is slightly off centre. 2008.08.0187.jpg
E.23.49.1 Tapers from a flat edge to a point. Serrated edge, other two sides. Brown in colour. Has word knife written on flat underside. 2002.98.0138.jpg
E.23.49.3 Tapering to a point at both ends, not serrated. Light brown in colour, flat underside with '843' written here, word 'Knife is written on the other side, 2002.98.0131.jpg
E.23.49.4 Notch at end possibly a handle, serrated on cutting (bottom) edge. Grey in colour, one flat side with the word scraper written on it. 2002.98.0141.jpg
E.23.49.5 Triangular, serrated on longest edge; right angle where held, slight notch for gripping. Underside flat, word 'Scraper'written on otherside, light brown in colour. 2002.98.0145.jpg
E.23.51 A long flat beadm the top in rounded, the underside is flat and the edges appear to have been bluntly serrated. Turquoise in colour. 2002.98.0999.jpg
E.23.53 Originally green in colour although little remains. The shabti is decorated in black pigment the details being a hieroglyph inscription up/down the legs, a crook, a basket (both denoting work and being'held' by the figure) and some kind of head decoration. 2002.98.0063.jpg
E.23.55 Light green in colour, arms crossed, details painted in black: eyes, the shoulders ('A' shapes), a basket indicating a worker on the back of the right shoulder, an inscription vertically down/up the front of the body. 2002.98.0980.jpg
E.23.56 Light green in colour, arms crossed, black pigment gives the details of the eyes, the shoulders ('A' shapes). a basket on the back of the right shoulder indicating a workman, an inscription running up/down the centre of the body. 2008.08.0098.jpg
E.23.57 Light green in colour. Black pigment gives the details of the eyes, the shoulders ('A' shapes). a basket on the back of the right shoulder indicates that this represents a workman. 2002.98.0979.jpg
E.23.58 Of white in colour, the beetle sits on a flat base. The base has hieroglyph inscriptions on the bottom. 2007.99.0073.jpg
E.23.60 The beads are varying in colour but the prominant colour is green. The string the beads are on is actually too long for the beads so it likely not the original string suggesting that these beads were probably not all worn together. 2002.98.0235.jpg
E.23.9 Wide mouth with pronounced lip, slightly rounded shoulders, very flat base. Small wavy handles on either side (rudimentary, perhaps only for decoration). Buff coloured, except for a wavy design in a darker colour, which suggests that the material is sand-based. 2002.98.0038.jpg
E.26.39A-B Two bracelets, one slightly larger and wider than the other. Probably for child as they are very small. Very light weight and delicate. Both a creamy white colour and smooth on surfaces.
E.62.1 Curved round on the outer surface on the rims. Colour is mainly white but has naturally occurring veins of colour. Very smooth interior surface.
E.62.16 A cubic dice, white in colour with numerical symbols etched on and then painted in black. On all bar one side the symbols are made up of one dot surrounded by two concentric circles, the number of these represents the value of that side. On two sides there are five, on two there are four and six on the fifth. The final side has twelve dots although on this side one symbol consists of one dot and one circle rather than two, also the dots are depicted in groups of twos. 2002.98.0256.jpg
E.62.21 Ellisoid offering plate or tray with raised lip, pinkish in colour with appearance of dulled granite. Five models of food offerings on tray (e.g. ox head, bread, vegetables). Channels for drink offerings in T-shape, in one third of tray. These trays were placed the tomb to offer food for the deceased.
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.62.39 Serpentine kohl pot with dark purple colour. 2002.98.0011.jpg
E.62.40 Lid is white, naturally occuring wavy pattern on top and bottom. Ring is more yellow in colour than lid and with less patterning. Base is yellower than the other two pieces and with the same wave pattern as the lid on one side. Heavy object. 2002.98.0008.jpg
E.63.28 Red colour wash (?) is present on the on the upper body. Several concentric purple lines decorate this area. lower body is left bare. 2002.98.0180.jpg
E.63.5 Shaped like a draughtsman or pawn chess piece, the figurine has a flat circular base, and tapers to a pointed top. Light blue colour. 2002.98.0966.jpg
E.65.13 Fragment of glased faience inlay, blue in colour, rectangular in shape, slightly serrated on one edge. 2002.98.0223.jpg
E.65.14 Fragement of galzed faience inlay, mauve in colour, flat underside, shape representing the hes vase. 2002.98.0967.jpg
E.65.15 Fragment of glazed faience inlay, blue in colour, flat underside, shape unclear although detail suggests scaraboid or serpertine. 2002.98.0969.jpg
E.65.16 Minute figure of a deity, identity unclear. The figure is light blue in colour although one area of dark blue pigment remains. 2002.98.0933.jpg
L.2011.1.65 Pink, red, black and white tesserae (one line for each colour) with a curving pattern inside black tesserae background surrounded by white band composed by three tesserae (width), forming a square or a rectangle. 2011.97.0050.jpg
REDMG:1926.99.52 Daisy pattern on upper surface of rim; vertical bars on lip; crouching sphinx, profile to the left, on the body, with her feet curled down to the base, which is decorated with a 8 'pointed' star, surrounded by four 8-quadrant rosettes (five similar rosettes also in the field). Added colour (red) on the chest, wing, and underside of body. Incisions on figure and rosettes. 2004.99.0909.jpg
REDMG:1935.87.33 Rim has terracotta concentric circle around the centre, leading to with a continous olive leaf pattern underneath. A: Satyr in diadem and shoes, carrying flaming torch and situle, follows woman carrying barrel of grapes and ornamented box (cista). Goats skull and rosettes in field. B: two youths with sticks in conversation. Three rosettes can be found on either side of the youth. Palmette design can be found under each handle and a dash pattern circles around every handle. Yellow and white colour can be found added to the pieces especially the picture of the satyr. Underneath each figure is a continous wave pattern which continues around the base of the krater. 2004.07.0003.jpg
REDMG:1951.136.1 Upper surface of knob decorated with reserved (and reddened) band, black band on inset, cog-wheel on inset circle; lower part of knob and stem black except for a reserved (and reddened) band at the upper part of stem, and a reserved band where the stem meets the lid. The lid is decorated with two female heads, profile to left, between two palmettes. The females each wear a spiked stephane and a kekryphylon, earrings, and beaded necklace; cluster of three white dots in the field in front of each. Enclosed palmettes highlighted with white arcs at centre and white dots on either side of top leaf. Black wave around lip. Added colour (yellow on white) for details of jewelry. The underside is reserved. 2004.99.0633.jpg
REDMG:1951.137.1 Inset circle of knob decorated with a cross with chevrons in the angles. Bars on rim of knob. Black stem, reserved band at attachment to lid, which is decorated with a figural scene. Bird (partridge or pigeon) standing profile to right, towards a female head (Aphrodite), profile to left, wearing dotted spiked stephane, sakkos, and a pony tail, as well as white hoop earrings and a dotted necklace. Two dotted four-petal rosettes in field behind her. Scene flanked by two sets of tendrils from which emerge lotus buds, on either side of a palmette from the top of which emerges a lotus bud. Added colour (yellow on white) for details of bird, stephane, jewelry, and flowers. Flange on edge and underside of lid are reserved. 2004.73.0004.jpg
REDMG:1951.138.1 Black band around upper part of knob, around rounded part of knob, and around middle of stem, as well as bottom of stem. Lid decorated with two women's heads, profile to left, between palmettes enclosed in triangles. Each woman wears a spiked stephane and a sakkos on her hair, as well as beaded earrings and necklaces and head. Added colour (yellow on white) for details of headdresses and jewelery. Reserved areas reddened.
REDMG:1951.139.1 Black, except for double palmette on top of knob, reserved line on groove below stem. On top of lid, two female heads, each wearing a sakkos, one with a spiked stephane, profile to left, between palmettes. More tendrils and vegetal ornament, emerge from the palmettes. Wave to right, around lip. Added colour only for stephane. 2004.99.0655.jpg
REDMG:1951.161.1 Black interior, except for two reserved bands, at the top and bottom of the everted lip. Under the rim is a laurel wreath, to left, between two reserved bands. Beneath the figural scenes and surrounding the lower part of the vase, is a decorative band, comprised of stopt maeanders (3) alternating with saltire squares (1), between two reserved bands. The handle zones are reserved, and ray bands decorate each handle attachment; beneath each handle is a palmette, between two tendrils. Reserved bands decorate the base, on the groove at the top, and on the bottom; the underside is reserved. A: A woman and a youth advance in 3/4-view to the right. She wears a stephane, a kekryphylon with ribbons, a beaded earring and beaded necklace, double braceless, a sleeveless, belted chiton, and slippers. She holds a tympanon (drum) in her upraised right hand and a kantharos, in her upraised left hand, which she lifts from a tray held by the youth, in his right hand. There are three white dots on top of the tray. He is nude except for a yellowed fillet, a thick white necklace, and a robe draped over his right hand. He turns his head profile to the left, to face the woman, and also holds a fillet in his outstretched left hand. There is a grape cluster in the upper right field. Added colour (white with yellow) is used for the jewelry and slippers. B: Two robed youths in conversation, stand profile towards each other, each with his weight on his left leg. Both are enveloped in their himatia except for their right hands; the left-most figure holds a staff in his advanced right hand, while the other figure gestures to him, with his upturned right hand. There is a bull’s eye in the field between them. 2005.90.0006.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.13 Black glaze, inside and out. On shoulder, below handle, five close-set red bands between two pairs of thin white lines. Two-thirds down body bands of alternating colour (white, red, white, red, white); trace of red line at top of foot; reserved foot and underside.
REDMG:1953.25.69-70 Inset top of knob, decorated with black band inscribed with Maltese cross, outlined with added white, simple black lines at centre; black dots between angles; reserved stem; black tongues around base of neck. Remainder of lid with black with superposed colour: white scallops; white dots; white diagonals outlined with red; white band; white dots. Black wave band around lip. Black interior except for reserved inside of lip. 2007.02.0002.jpg
REDMG:1961.150.4 Glazed all over (so that fabric colour is indeterminate) and burnished to red (2.5YR 4/6) and black (GLEY 1 2.5/N). Linear ornament (incisions) on handle 2004.99.0856.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:1964.1698.1 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:1964.1703.1 Deep red colour inside and out and a black slip. Outward curving rim and a long neck. Two incised bands around shoulder. Body tapers to foot which then flares out to flat base. Object does not stand straight due to uneven base. 2008.99.0229.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.2003.6.7 The interior is entirely black apart from a, which, although black, bears a reserved band on the interior of the rim. a) The rim is black. Below that, the vessel bears the depiction of a symposium scene. On the left, there is the upper part of two draped male figures facing each other. Between them there is a carelessly rendered figure (background); a servant? and a branch with dots on either side. Another, identical branch can be found behind the person on the right. Next to that, there is the upper part of another figure (servant?) from whose arm another branch is hanging. He is facing right, towards a palmette (voluted with petal-shaped divisions), from which the beginning of a tendril seems to spring. There is also part of the bad that covered the back of the handle. b) The lower part of the male figures that face each other. They are draped and seated on similar chairs (diphros okladias). Below them there is a thick line and underneath, the beginning of a band. c) The lower part of another seated (on a similar chair), draped figure, with part of the thick line and the band below. d) The back of the handle is covered with black colour (carelessly rendered at some areas and streaky). The rest of the surface is reserved (but glazed), however, there are some spots on the handles's inner surface. e) The back of the handle is black, but the black colour is streaky at some areas, There is part of a branch on the right side. f) The back bears black colour. g) The back of the handle is black, although streaky on some areas. 2006.20.0406.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.2003.7.31 Small figurine, possibly an animal, because the nose/mouth is pointed like a snout. Has two small holes for the eyes, and three holes above them. The neck is thinner than the head, and the arms are clearly defined, although are broken. The figure is of a red colour, with remants of black paint on the head and lower back.
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.2003.7.36 Fragment, clay beige colour. Side b has a small area of black at the bottom. Side a has a small area of black at the top, and a little at the bottom, with an area of red int the middle.
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.2007.2.27 Black glaze, badly chipped. Possible area unglazed or with different colour, chipping makes it difficult to tell 2007.10.0002.jpg
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