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There are 27 objects for which Decoration contains → comprised
2002.9.4 A reconstruction of a barbiton comprised of a heart shaped wooden frame with a horizontal bar at the top to which the seven strings are attached. The strings are arranged vertically and are attached at the bottom where there is a tortoise shell with some sort of drum skin drawn taught across the top. A red ribbon has been added for decoration to the left at the bottom. 2004.95.0118.jpg
22.3.41 Painted exterior decoration in dark brown and dark red on a cream ground. Below a broad brown band is a red band, between two white lines, and then another brown band. The lower body is decorated with a series of vertical brown lines, between pairs of red and brown bands, all between two curvilinear patterns each comprised of two concentric circles around a single dot. This entire motif is enclosed in a lens-shaped space, between dark brown patches, underlined by more red bands between white lines. The flat bottom is decorated with a curvilinear diamond crossing a cross, both in dark brown, inscribed in a dark brown circle. 2004.99.0530.jpg
26.4.1A-B Lid are palmettes and tendrils, three ridges painted black and bars to edge which is slightly raised. Underside is black around edge and reserved in the centre. Body is black inside and on outer rim. Design on sides comprised of alternating palmettes and lotuses (three of each) joined by tendrils. Below is a broad black band, ridge with red either sid eand rays. Inset tripod foot which is black at top and red on outside but black inside feet. Base ruddled 2003.17.0001.jpg
27.3.6 On rim, four concentric circles. On handle, three horizontal bars (bottom two somewhat slanted). On shoulder three dot rosettes comprised of seven dots each. From top to bottom; two lines, three rows of dots, twelve lines, and finally a band of six rays. The base is only slightly concave, with a slight protrusion in the middle, and is circumscribed with two black bands. 2003.97.0146.jpg
45.6.20 Top decorated with black concentric band around double palmette (each palmette comprised of 5 petals), symmetrically arranged, with a line of black dots in between (three on either side). Black on sides, black band around underside; hastily glazed neck, black below. 2006.20.0029.jpg
47.2.6 Black gloss except reserved resting surface and underside, decorated with a black dot at the centres, surrounded by two black concentric thin bands and a broaded black band. Reserved band on the junction of the ring foot and the body. Stamped decoration in the centre of the bowl, comprised of seven palmettes between two concentric bands of stamped eggs framed by parallel grooves. 2001.99.0123.jpg
50.10.2 Interior glazed black. The rim is decorated with black dots (possibly modern?). The walls are decorated with a floral frieze, consisting of 9-petal palmettes alternating with vertical tendrils (one of which is single and 5 of which are comprised of interlocking ss), framed above and below by two black bands. The lower part of the body is decorated with a thick black band, between two reserved bands. The foot ring is decorated with black bands on the vertical surfaces. The underside is decorated with a narrow black band around a central black dot. 2008.98.0344.jpg
50.12.19 Exterior: decoration in black, comprised of three black curved lines above and a thin (faded) horozontal line below; to the right a tiny black mark. Interior: reserved 2003.98.0240.jpg
51.4.5 Decoration in black and purplish-brown over a pale slip, with incised decoration on the back. At the top of the body is a broad band between two pairs of narrow bands. Above this is some evidence of a frieze of vertical bars. Below is a figural frieze, decorated at front with a geometricising bird flying profile to the right, holding a wavy line in his beak. He is surrounded by two crosses and two clusters of 8 dots (rudimentary rosettes) in the field. A floral decoration at the back is comprised of four interlocking palmettes, with purplish-brown petals and brownish-black hearts separated by incisions, with tendrils terminating in volutes emanating from either side of each sideways palmette. The lower part of the body is decorated with a thick black band between a pair of thin bands, above, and a thin band, below. 2004.06.0004.jpg
51.7.16 Black mouth inside out, except for reserved top surface of the rim, exterior of handles, interior reserved and underside of the foot black; Between the handles are double (mirrored) lotus-enclosed palmette friezes, enclosed between red lines. Below the ridge at the base of the neck are alternating red and black tongues. Beneath each handle is a vegetal design comprised of three lotus buds, each arranged at right angles to each other, so that their stems form a diamond that encircles a dot, yet extend to four palmettes (two above and two below) that flank the figural zone. Beneath the figural zone is a series of friezes: two lines; a maeander (Greek key) to left; two lines; a frieze of upright leaves interlinked by arcuated stems; two lines; rays extending from the base. The preserved part of the base is entirely black. Side A shows a quadriga (four horse chariot) wheeling around, so that the front of the horses seem to pass a crouching warrior holding out a spear at a near horizontal. The helmeted charioteer holds a large shield. Side B shows a helmeted warrior, standing between two attendants. The warrior holds a shield with a lion-head sema, wears a chlamys, and holds a pair of spears at right angles. The (male) onlookers, both bearded, wear himatia that enclose their arms, and each holds a staff upright. Detail is incised on both designs. Top of foot and side are black and the underneath is concave and black. Added red on horses' manes and the contour of the shield. 2001.99.0160.jpg
53.8.3 Lip and interior glazed black, except a ram protome, profile to right, at the centre of a reserved tondo, outlined with an orange band. Exterior: lotus petals on the rim, interrupted only by the glazed handles and lugs, above a a thin glazed band at the carination (mostly orange-red), an invertedanimal frieze on the body or bowl, above a pair of thin bands above a thick band; bands decorating the foot on exterior and interior vertical surfaces; underside decorated with concentric circles (black between two lighter orange circles, enclosed by two darker orange circles). The animal frieze shows (from just above the black handle): a panther advancing to the right, head frontal, licking the horns of a grazing deer, profile to the left, between two pinecones, with a dotted line above his back; a panther advancing to the left, head turned frontal, a dotted lozenge, a lion advancing to the right, tongue licking the horns of a deer grazing profile to the left, with a row of chevrons above; a dotted lozenge. Below each creature is a dotted bull's eye (comprised of central dot, surrounded by a band, surrounded by a circle of dots). Additional ornaments, including dots and chevrons, in the field. 2010.98.0024.jpg
56.8.4 Black inside and out except for an egg-and-dot band framed by two black lines at the front of the base of the neck, the figural design, and the reserved underside. Body: A satyr seated between two similar palmettes (the left one larger; each is comprised of a flower in the middle of two volutes framed by a short half-heart-shaped pattern on either side). The satyr is seated in 3/4-view to the left on a rocky mass that is spotted (perhaps it is covered with an animal skin). He looks profile to the left and he wears a taenia or band on his head, as well as a long, beaded necklace over his left shoulder and across his chest. He holds a phiale (its rim is marked with yellowish dots) in his left hand and a fillet in his right hand. The fillet is purple. The taenia, necklace, and rim of the phiale are coloured white with yellow wash. On the back a drip of (probably accidental) white paint. 2003.59.0004.jpg
61.6.5 Lid reserved except for beveled interior of knob top, exterior surface of knob and stem, top of lid, where knob is attached, which is encircled by a black line, then a floral band, comprised of alternating 3 11-petal palmettes with 3 5-petal palmettes (or lotuses), then a black band on the vertical surface of the rim. One-handler glazed on the interior, handle, zone between handle attachments, lower part of body (below handle attachment, and ring foot except for reserved resting surface. The upper part of the body is also decorated with vertically arranged zigzags, while the underside is decorated with a 'bull's eye', that is, a central black dot, surrounded by a small black ring. 2002.97.0677.jpg
62.10.1 Black-glazed inside of rim and lip; broad black band at top of shoulder, above the handles; between the handles, on either side, a frieze of thin rays, a line of fine dots, and a simple maeander. Around the body two broad black bands, and black-glazed upper element of exterior of foot, but otherwise reserved. A faint rouletting marks the junction of the body and foot. Handle zones reserved but handles dipped in black-glaze, which drips from the left side of one handle. Under each handle a design comprised of a vertical band (?) above a series of four chevrons. 2008.98.0333.jpg
REDMG:1926.99.59 The interior and the rim are coated with a streaky black glaze. Exterior: dots, black band, floral zone comprised of inverted lotuses alternating with palmettes, both rising from volutes, black band, double band of alternating black dots. Reserved resting surface and underside, except for two concentric red bands, one on interior vertical wall. 2004.99.0776.jpg
REDMG:1951.130.1 Black band on interior, reaching to ca. 1.0 cm. below the lip; black neck and handle. Shoulder: reserved tongues, alternatively red and black at centre, on a black band (tongues extend partly over the upper ridge, on the right side). Body: komos comprised of eight nude male dancers with purple hair and incisions delineating hair, eyes, muscular and other bodily details; under handle, black column krater (decorated with two incised lines on shoulder, purple band and incised rays band between incised lines on body); in field between dancers, seven rosettes with single or double incised central circle and incised petals. Below, broad black band between two black lines; black rays emerge from base. Foot black on exterior, otherwise reserved. 2004.99.0353.jpg
REDMG:1951.131.1 Black rim and neck, except for a thin reserved band just above the join with the body; body decorated with three reserved bands above an egg-and-dot band and another reserved band; row of white dots at top of figural scene. Below, band comprised of stopt maeanders (3) alternating with cross-in-square (1), between two reserved bands; broad reserved band at join of body and foot; reserved band on lowest ridge of foot as well as resting surface and underside. A: A draped woman runs in 3/4-view to the right but looks back, profile the left. She holds in her lowered right hand a wreath from which a garland hangs and in her upraised left hand a box (decorated with bands, chevrons, and zigzags, as well as white dots above the box), while drapery falls over her left arm. She wears a stephane and a kekryphylon with dangling ribbons, beaded earrings and double necklace (indicated by white dots), double bracelets on each wrist, a belted, sleeveless chiton, and slippers. In the field are a fillet (upper left), a rosette with five white dotted petals and a yellow centre (upper right), and a shrub with berries (lower centre), as well as a white dotted groundline rising slightly to the right. B: Eros, holding a beaded necklace in his extended right hand, is seated in 3/4-view to the left on a flower. The leaves and buds of the same plant elaborately fill the field beneath and around him. He wears attributes that are similar to those of the woman on A: stephane, kekryphylon, earring, double beaded necklace, double bracelets, and slippers. He also wears a beaded baldric diagonally across his chest and ankle bracelets (3 on each ankle) and a baldric comprised of a row of white dots arranged diagonally across his chest, over his left shoulder. Added white is used for details of Eros' wings as well as the jewelry, box decoration, slippers, vegetation and groundlines, as well as the centre parts of the eggs on the egg-and-dot band. 2003.94.0080.jpg
REDMG:1951.134.1 Black interior and handle; beneath each handle a palmette, flanked by tendrils; on each side a wave band, to right, above a woman's head, profile to left, surrounded by tendrils. Banded decoration below is comprised of a reserved band just below the figural scene, a pair of red bands above the foot, a red band on the upper surface of the foot, and reserved area at the centre of the underside. The common use of red stain to effect a red (ruddled) surface on reserved areas is highlighted in this example by the almost complete loss of black glaze towards the foot, where the ruddled intervening bands strongly contrast with the buff/reserved (formerly black glazed) areas. 2004.99.0768.jpg
REDMG:1951.140.1 Upper surface of rim reserved, black ridge, and outer edge of lip decorated with a wave pattern to right; black below lip, on neck and on handles except forward handle attachments (on horizontal handles) decorated with rays; reserved patches beneath horizontal handles. Lower part of neck decorated at front with a short laurel wreath, to left, between two narrow reserved bands. Beneath the figural scene is a groundline comprised of a frieze of alternating maeanders (three) and saltire squares (one). Narrow reserved line at join with base, bottom edge of base, and underside. The figural scene is framed between a tendril, above the left handle, and a larger vegetal ornament, from which emerges a lotus bud. A Youth stands in 3/4-view to the right. He is nude, except for drapery slung over his bent right arm and held in his lowered left hand, and a white taenia on his head. He also holds a staff in his slightly upraised right hand. At centre is a bird (crane), seated in a perirhanterion (basin), supported by a fluted, tapered column, with a dotted capital, on a two-stepped base. The steps are decorated with small black spots and thin diagonal lines that suggest a marbled appearance. On the other side of the perirhanterion stands a woman, in 3/4-view to the left, with her weight on her right leg and her left leg relaxed. She wears a belted, sleeveless chiton, double bracelets on each wrist, a beaded necklace, and a spiked stephane, as well as a short pony tail. She extends her right hand to the bird and holds a box, decorated on the sides with black spots and lines, and three white spots on top, in her slightly upraised right hand. Above the bird is a rectangular frame (sometimes called a window but perhaps a votive plaque); above the box is a cogwheel. Most of the reserved areas are darkened with red wash, and the jewelry and other details in added white. 2004.99.0808.jpg
REDMG:1951.147.1 Entirely black, except reserved on the inside of the spout and the underside including resting surface, and red figure decoration: line at middle of neck; ray band at lowest part of neck, above dots; figural scene between two sideways palmettes, enclosed, from the outside bottom of each emerges tendrils; short ray band at interior of lower handle attachment; 10-leaf palmette at exterior of lower handle attachment; flange decorated with egg-and-dot band, beneath a black line; the sides are decorated with an ivy design, effected through incision (tendrils) and added white (leaves). Reserved line band just below join of body and foot. The figural scene on the shoulder depicts seated youth seated profile to the right, facing a woman, seated profile to the right, but turning profile to the left. The youth, nude except for a hairband, sits on drapery, alongside which he hangs his left arm, and reaches a wreath, held in his left hand, towards the woman; she, wearing a crenellated stephane and a belted chiton, is seated perhaps on a cushion (comprised of dots), helds her right arm, slightly lowered, towards the wreath, and holds a box in her slightly raised left hand. A four-petal rosette is beneath her right arm. 2005.99.0048.jpg
REDMG:1951.150.1 Black except for decorative bands and figural scene on either side, and reserved band at lowest part of foot, as well as reserved underside. Neck decorated on either side with a laurel band, between two reserved bands. Beneath figural scenes are decorative bands, comprised of stopt maeanders (3) alternating with saltire squares (1). A: A female figure, juggling 8 eggs and advancing profile to right, faces a youth, advancing in 3/4-view to the right, but turning his head profile to the left. The woman, wearing a sakkos, tear-drop earring, beaded necklace, belted, sleeveless chiton, and two bracelets on each arm. The youth, nude except for a wreath around his head and a chlamys slung over his left arm, holds a large palm frond in his left hand and a phiale, at waist level, in his right hand. Above the phiale are 7 eggs (slightly smaller than those juggled by the woman). Bull’s eye (above) and tendril (below) in field between them. B: Two draped youths, face each other in conversation; between them a window (above) and a stele (below); the figure on the right supports himself on a staff that he holds in his right hand. Added white and goldish-yellow on side A, for jewelry, balls, phiale, wreath, and vegetation. The saltire square have short lines in place of dots. The right-most saltire square on A is replaced with a box of vertical lines. 2005.99.0161.jpg
REDMG:1951.155 Brownish-black band on inside of mouth; purplish-red band on top of lip; black band on rim; three black dots in a vertical row, on and just below handle. Purple tongues extend over shoulder; main body zone, comprised of hare-hound chase (one hare, two hounds, profile to right) bordered framed by two sets of purplish-red bands between black band. 2005.99.0095.jpg
REDMG:1951.157.1 Entirely black except for reserved line around edge of rim, ‘ribbed’ zone (comprised of five vertical lines in panel) at front of neck, and figural scene on the front of the body, and reserved underside at front half of lekythos (similarly the front half of the interior is reserved). Scene: double tendril, with a blossom emerging from the larger tendril; female head, profile to left; rosette in upper right field; small tendril in lower left field. The female wears her hair in a sakkos, tied at the back, from which emerges a tuft of curly hair around the ear. The reserved areas are ruddled, except on the underside. Some of the glaze beneath the handle has fired red.
REDMG:1951.159.1 On neck, between black handles, an enclosed palmette (11 petals on A and 9 petals on B; with two concentric arcs for heart on A, black dot for heart on B), black dot on either side of central petal, and black dot in the upper corners; black ridge below black line; frieze of vertical bars below each handle attachment; beneath each handle two superimposed palmettes, with a pair of volutes between, from which emerge tendrils, sprouting quarter palmettes. A: egg-and-dot frieze, between two black lines; white ribbing (painted); two reserved bands; floral frieze on shoulder (four volutes from which emerge flowers, tendrils and secondary volutes) emerging from the lower right; two reserved bands; scene. B: Continuous maeander to right, between two black lines; black ribbing (painted) between two pairs of black lines; a female head, profile to left, wearing a sakkos, from which emerges curly black hair, at front and back. Below the body zone, around the entire vase, is a decorative band consisting of dotted broken stopt maeanders to left (pattern doesn’t match up on side B, to the left) between two reserved bands; black below. Scene, A: A naiskos comprised of two Corinthian columns supporting a tapered epistyle and black pediment, on top of a podium (white maeander on a brown background, between alternating black and white horizontal bands). Two white female figures stand within the naiskos. The figure at left, standing in 3/4-view to the right, wears a himation over her left arm and hips, over a peplos (decorated with two vertical purple bands on the chest). Her hair is bound in a sakkos from which emerges hair at front and back; her jewelry includes a beaded necklace and two bracelets on each wrist. She holds a fan in her raised left hand as well as a wreath in her lowered right hand. She faces another woman (probably the deceased) who is seated in 3/4-view to the left on a stool (diphros) and rests her feet on a footrest (hypopodion). She wears a short sleeved chiton and a purple himation that she holds above her right shoulder in an unveiling gesture (anakalypteria). Her hair too is bound in a sakkos, from which emerges hair at the back; she wears two necklaces, one beaded, and two bracelets on each arm. A small ornament (or pures) hovers in the field between the two women. On either side of the naiskos is a kalathos (basket), below a rosette (red with added yellow and white), above a pair of white balls interspersed with clusters of three white dots, and above a double line of white dots. Each basket (both are identical) is decorated with a cross-square with intervening triangles (top) and alternating bands of zigzags, and white and black lines, as well as a band of vertical bars. 2005.89.0030.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:1953.25.32 Interior and handles black, as are the lower part of the body, stem, and upper surface of foot. Reserved band around rim, interrupted on either side by handles. Reserved vertical band in each handle zone; on each side a female head, profile to the left, between two white vertical bands, each crowned by a circle near the top of the band; red diagonal surface of foot; reserved underside including resting surface. Each female wears a stephane and a sakkos from which emerges a bundle of hair, also tied with a white ribbon; earring comprised of triangular element (missing from side B) beneath hoop; beaded necklace The figure on side B has a fleur-de-lys in the lower left field. The surface is ruddled on both heads and the exterior of the foot; added yellow, in places ‘gilded’ with yellow, for details of hair ornament, jewelry, and fleur-de-lys. 2005.89.0006.jpg
REDMG:2004.96.1 Decorated in black glaze except: narrow reserved band on interior, just within rim; tondo, reserved except for two concentric black circles at the centre; reserved interior of handles and handle zones; decorative frieze comprised of palmettes above chain, on both sides; narrow reserved band in lower part of bowl; reserved resting surface and interior of stem. Added white dots superposed on chain, at the centre of each link. Misfiring has rendered the lower part of the bowl, stem, and foot on one side streaky red. 2004.99.0960.jpg
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