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There are 12 objects for which Decoration contains → colours
14.9.77 Decoration of a swan facing siren, breast overlapping, added colours still preserved with white for face, neck and breast of siren and red for base of wing, indented outlines for wings of both creatures, for eye and beak of swan. 2013.04.0012.jpg
14.9.79 Thought to be part of belly and hind leg of quadroped to right,incisions on the haunch, colours in black. Other side is reserved. 2003.46.0066.jpg
25.9.2 The inside is black at the base and reserved up the interior walls. On the upper surface around mouth are alternating black and red tongues surrounded by double row of dots between lines. Outside these is black around the curved body down the stem to the foot. Black glaze badly fired revealing many colours. Side of foot is reserved as is resting surface and central base section which is flat but raised a long way inside the footring which is black inside. 2003.97.0811.jpg
26.2.92 Outside, on red slip, hind legs and part of body of a bull (?); behind, legs of bird or siren; in field one cruciform rosette. Incisions. No trace of aplied colours on figures, but below the figure zone bands, white-red-white on black. Inside black. 2013.04.0216.jpg
45.9.2 The mouth, neck, handle are black. The body of the vase was treated with a white slip (colours probably indicated the straps of the sandal, yet such decoration only remains on the edges of the sole). 2011.98.0080.jpg
E.23.2 Funerary stele with vulture wings surrounding the solar disk, common during the time period. Below the wings is the text of the stele, surviving intact. Two men are depicted adoring the god Re-Horakhty, whose presence is indicated not only by the uraeus and sun disk but also his name inscribed in the text. It has been suggested that the dress of the figures indicates that they are Nubians; this is confirmed by the oddity of their personal names. The sky is depicted above the winged disk, each end being supported by the symbol of the west (on the left, only the top of the feather survives) and the east (on the right, more or less complete). A signature, possibly belonging to Flinders Petrie has been found above the head of the right hand figure. There is only one viable interpretation possible, when one combines the depictions with the details found within the text. The stele depicts the man Serep and his son Tkr-Irt-Hrw, not as has been assumed Serep with his Ka. A personal Ka has no need of the title m33 khrw, which is a title of the deceased, thus two deceased are depicted. There is no question that Serep is a man as he is depicted in male dress and has the male symbol after his name. There is enough evidence to show that the stele was once painted. Red pigment on the sun disk of the god is the most apparent, though a similar (if not the same) is found in several of the hieroglyphics and on the deceased as well as faint traces on the column to the right. A yellow stain remains in the first two columns, which could be remains of the paint used to fill in the columns. The combination of colours matches well with the red pigment found in the glyphs. 2007.99.0044.jpg
E.23.47.1 A string of random beads placed together. The string consists of two Horus amulets, two lotus petal amulets, two scaraboid amulets, several single beads of circular shapes, one shell, one broken unidentifiable amulet and one cylindrical bead. There are varying colours and sizes. 2002.98.0232.jpg
L.2011.1.64 Pale green, grey, pale blue and dark blue/purple tesserae on a white mortar. Grey and green tesserae are in the background; darker colours (blue/purple) create a circular shape, with lighter colours in the middle (pale blue and green). 2011.96.0096.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.106 Large fragment of coloured relief from a larger work (building or fireplace for example). Flat upper surface. Decoration, from top to bottom: red line; band of red with semi-circular patterns with leaf patterns; band divided into blocks painted into different colours (blue, red, green from left to right). Inside the red panel is a drawing in white of a four legged animal with a tail, possibly a bull. 2003.93.0140.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.107 Thinnest at top and progressively getting thicker to bottom. Reserved band at top with wide smooth area painted blue below. Beneath this is the top of of a palmette style pattern with red and blue colours alternately. 2003.93.0139.jpg
REDMG:1964.1711.1 Coarse clay with many inclusions making it rough. Simplistic design. Colours vary but are not painted and object is reserved all over. Sides are uneven. White deposits on outside toward base. 2003.93.0188.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
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