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11.10.19 Shoulder: frieze of bars at base of neck; below, five palmettes, consisting of a central group of three, the middle one inverted, and one at each side with its stem on the side away from the handle. The lower branch of each stem curls into a spiral from the end of which a leaf grows. There are dots in the field. Body: black except for a pair of red lines around the top. 2003.12.0002.jpg
14.9.54 Brownnish-black on pale buff. Design consisting of lozenges or perhaps triangles filled with trefoils, the vacant spaces being filled with waved parallel lines. 2005.02.0438.jpg
2006.12.32 Inner side painted black. Outer side decoration is very faded, consisting of black, white and red painted bands. 2007.03.0968.jpg
22.9.1 Black lines decorate the body in geometric patterns. Front, from bottom to top: vertical rays, two horizontal bands, 7 vertical rays; two horizontal bands; 6 vertical zigzags; 2 horizontal bands; 12 or 13 short rays; one horizontal band (across maximum width, where 'arms' are extended); necklace consisting of horizontal band with pendant (disk with line extending from bottom). Head decoration is limited to wavy hair (5 vertical zigzags all around), 7 rays on the polos, 3 horizontal bands on the coil; and two eyes, on either side of the 'nose'. Otherwise reserved. 2004.08.0002.jpg
26.2.94 Outside, good black with reserved band on which are four black lines. Inside, part of border of medallion consisting of framed tongues, alternating red and black, a reserved zone with black lines and a dot band. 2003.20.0091.jpg
28.6.1 Handle all black, as is neck and back of body. At the front on shoulder is an inverted swirl / wave pattern, consisting of four waves. Below is the main design of an athlete (naked) with a discus standing between two clothed youths, the left of them holding a discus. Robe detail is picked out in black paint. No relief contour. There is an reserved line incised above foot. Foot is black on the top and side but the underneath is reserved and flat. 2011.98.0057.jpg
45.10.22 a: The upper surface of the rim is reserved, although glazed. However, the side surfaces (internal and external) are black (apart from a reserved area that would not have been visible if the handle was not missing). The neck is also black on the inside, however, there is a perpetual motif of palmettes on the external surface. These are double palmettes (5 narrow divisions upwards and 5 similar ones downwards) that look as if chained together by a horizontal row of small rings and each such palmette is separated from the other by a vertical line with wider endings, while thin, curved lines (above and below) frame each palmette. The sides of the handle bear a black band each and there is also a thin line underneath them that contours the end of the neck. On the carination that divides the neck from the shoulder there is a thin line with added red colour. The shoulder bears a motif of tongues, divided by vertical lines, while a line underneath contours them. The motif does not appear under the surface of the handle. At some point underneath this pattern there is the beginning of another motif (black with 3 dots of added red and scale-like incisions). The interior of the rest of the vessel is reserved, since it is an amphora. b: It bears exactly the same motif as the previous neck bit. c: From the branch of a three-peaked floral motif there emerge two curved lines that are downwards and upwards, each forming an ellipsoid-shaped frame from whose lower (in the case of the curved line that goes downwards) or upper (in the case of the other line) endings form one floral motif each. The left one is a voluted palmette with 5 petal shaped divisions and the right one is a three-pointed flower, similar to the central floral motif, but bigger. Although the upper part of this pattern is not preserved apart from the starting point of the motives, it is certain that this would have been the heraldic motif depicted. Underneath this area there is a thin, black line and below that, a pattern of guilloche ( branches with tear dropped endings interwoven together) with a row of dots, framed (above and below) by two pairs of concentric lines. Towards the end of the fragment (which is also towards the end of the vessel) there is a radial-shaped motif, two lines and the rest of the surface is black. d: It is a part of the body's area that bears the guilloche pattern and the radial-shaped motif underneath, but one third of it is not preserved. e: On the left there is the upper part of probably a palmette (two endings of petal-shaped divisions). Next to that there is the depiction of a draped lower body part. The drapery is formed by the incisions on a black surface. There are diagonal incisions and wavy endings to denote the folds of an himation, as well as the lower termination of the chiton, which is suggested by two almost horizontal incisions, a wavy line and another horizontal incision. the drawing is detailed and clear. f: The part between the surface above the knees and a bit below the calf of a male figure that wears a short chiton (incised, wavy folds are visible above the knee), as well as grieves with out curving terminations (Hermes?) of added red colour, now fadded away. On his left there is the upper part of a palmette and on his left there is a diagonal line, with rows of dots on either side (characteristic of Dionysus). Very clear drawing. g: Half of the three-peaked flower, a bit of a black line and two petal-shaped motives. On the side, there is part of the dotted branch and what appears to be part of a figure's drapery (upper right body part ?), with some incisions used to render details. h: Between the lower body part of two figures there is part of the dotted branch. What is preserved from the right figure is incised lines and circles on a black surface. The left figure's drapery (peplos and himation ?) is preserved (below the waist), consisting of incised diagonal and wavy lines to denote the folds. i: A central male figure's (Dionysus) body from shoulder to legs is visible and surrounded by a dotted branch. He is standing between two figures. The male figure (there is part of beard with added red) on the left holds part of the branch with his palm (upper body without the head is preserved). The only visible part of the draped figure on the right is part of the legs. Incisions are used to render details. j: Apollo playing his lyre (kithara). The head (in profile, facing right), right hand and part of the god's front side of the body is visible, as well as the largest part of the lyre. Part of a dotted branch exists in the background. Incisions have been used to render the chords of the lyre as well as for the eye, contour of hair, ear and contour of the god's body, while a taenia (fillet) on his head is in added black colour. k: Only part of a thin, black line is preserved. l: two broad black bands that overlap at some point. Incisions and the ending of a dotted branch (part of draped figure?). 2008.98.0366.jpg
46.5.1A-B Lid decorated with three vertical black bands above palmette frieze. Body: dark bands on rim, narrow floral band consisting of ten alternating palmettes, six with lotus attached by long stem on right, two with lotus each side, two with none. Black at bottom of body and foot. 2005.89.0055.jpg
50.10.1 The interior, from the lip down, is reserved. There is a thick band on the lip and vertical bars on the exterior of the rim, then five bands, evenly spaced, between the rim and where the handles start. Neck (A,B): Panel between two triglyphs, each consisting of three vertical lines, a band of diagonal lines, and another three vertical lines. Panel filled with a long-legged bird facing left (body outlined and filled with vertical lines), filling splotches, and a horizontal triangle, cross-hatched, to the right. Shoulder (A,B): Seven vertical lines, panel, seven vertical lines. The panels are filled with (A) dog (silhouette) runing to right, with filling ornament, (B) same, but the dog chasing a hare. Horizontal bands cover the exterior of both handles, and the handle zones are outlined with a very thick band. Body: three horizontal bands; close zigzag; seven more bands; a large black band covering the lower part of the body and the foot. Resting surface and underside reserved. 2003.95.0091.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
51.7.5 Interior reserved; black glaze on mouth and upper half of neck, as well as upper half of handle; lower part of neck decorated with tongues that suggest ribbing; shoulder decorated (except under handle) with an egg-and-dot frieze between two black lines; reserved space at lower part of handle and handle attachment (interior) suggest that the mouth and neck were dipped. Body decorated with a frieze consisting of 7 clusters of three white dots at the top of a figural scene (arranged in upside down triangle shapes): a female figure, standing in 3/4-view to the left, in a relaxed posture with her left leg crossing her right, and her left elbow resting on a pillar (the curvy element in added white suggests that this is meant to represent natural rock). She wears a hairband and kekrphylon on her head, triple-dot earrings, two or three necklaces (two strands of white beads beneath a black line), two white bracelets on each wrist; a belted sleeveless chiton, and white slippers. She holds, in her upraised right hand, a mirror surrounded by white dots, and, in her left hand, a phiale that is surrounded by white beads, as well as a beaded sash. A large palmette, with a white dot on the heart and white dots on each volute, fills the space beneath the handle. From each volute emerges tendrils and floral decoration that frame the image of the woman. A 6-petal rosette fills the space to the right of the woman; to her left are a window and a dotted circle (cog-wheel?) in the upper left field, and an olive branch in the lower left field. On the body, beneath the figural scene, are a single reserved band and a thicker black band. The foot is reserved on the top element, and glazed black on the ridge and lower element; the underside and resting surface are reserved. 2008.99.0557.jpg
58.2.4 The lip of the jug is decorated with black lines compartmentalising the area; within every other compartment there is a design of lines of black dots. This design is carried on part way into the interior of the vase and onto the spur. The underneath of the rim is delineated with a black line. The neck is decorated with three compartments of decoration of unequal size. The compartments are divided by two black lines which enclose crosses surrounded by diamonds. Within two of the compartments there is decoration consisting of lines of vertical dots hemmed in by horizontal lines on either side; underneath are crosses with dots in each section and above is a mixture of crosshatching, lines and dots. The third section is undecorated apart from six groups of three diagonal lines, which form a vertical stripe of decoration under the handle. The body has decoration of long and short double lines containing cross-hatching reaching for the base (within the gaps there is a cross with dots in each section), below two such lines enclosing a string of continuous horizontal diamonds. The base is decorated on both faces with lines and circles. The handle is also decorated with black lines. 2003.92.0082.jpg
58.2.5 Incised decoration on the spout and handle consisting of sets of lines. The shoulder is decorated with a set of dots within two incised lines. Red slip 2003.92.0321.jpg
59.6.1 Glazed black on interior, except for a reserved concentric band in the middle of the bowl. Exterior: Black-glazed rim, exterior of handles, lowest part of body, stem, and upper part of foot. The lower part of the body is decorated with a floral frieze, consisting of (on either side) three palmettes. On side A, and the right palmette on side B, each palmette is dotted on either side of the central petal. The right-most palmette on side A has a vertical band (drip?) to its right. The left-most palmette on side B has a vertical worm on either side of it. Under each handle is an upright ivy leaf. Below this frieze are two narrow black bands. 2010.98.0333.jpg
E.62.14 Decoration in mauve pigment, consisting of two curved lines below five triangles that originate from the edge of the fragment.
REDMG:1947.13.1 Black mouth inside and out, otherwise reserved inside. Below the rim, on the lip, is a white laurel wreath, to right. On neck, between black handles, a 9-leaf palmette, with a black dot for heart and black dot on either side of central petal; black ridge between two black lines; frieze of vertical bars beneath each handle; beneath each handle a large palmette above a pair of volutes, from which emerge vegetal ornament. A: Attenuated ovolo frieze between two black lines; white ribbing (painted); two reserved bands; floral frieze with white head, to left, at centre, emerging from a calyx from which emerge also tendrils, berries, volutes, and blossoms; reserved frieze; scene. B: Continuous maeander to right, between two pairs of lines; black ribbing (painted) between two black lines; flanked by vegetal ornament, from which emerges quarter palmettes and volutes, a female head, profile to left, wearing white stephane, and white sakkos, from which emerges curly black hair, at front and black; white drop earring on an inverted triangle. Below the body zone, around the entire vase, is a decorative band consisting of dotted cross squares (1) alternating with stopt maeanders to left (3) between two reserved bands; black below. Scene, A: A woman, standing in 3/4-view to the right, with head profile to right, hair emerging from the back, a sleeveless, belted chiton, a himation draped over her left arm, a pair of white slippers, holds a palmette fan, with white detail, in her upraised left hand, and a branch (similar to a thyrsos) in her left hand, at a diagonal. She also wears a white stephane and a sakkos with black and white detail, from the back of which emerges a tuft of hair, a white beaded necklace between two thin chains (rendered by black lines), and white snake bracelets on each arm. She faces a naiskos enclosure, decorated in gilded white, with thin Corinthian columns and a black pediment, on a podium decorated with a simple continuous maeander to right, between a two pairs of white lines. Enclosed within the naiskos is a warrior, rendered in white with yellow details, seated in 3/4-view to the left, on a himation, with his legs crossed, and his left elbow resting on the back of his seat. He holds a crested helmet in 3/4-view to the right, at which he stares, and a diagonal spear in his left hand. On the ground below him is a small shield. To the right is a nude youth, standing in a reclining pose, 3/4-view to the left, wearing a white fillet in his hair, and white slippers. He holds a himation, bundled up around his left arm, and an opened box as well as a dotted, fringed sash, in his right hand. A thin rectangular element, perhaps a dagger, emerges from the opened box. A (heart shaped) ivy leaf hangs in the field above him. White dotted lines indicate the groundline between all figures. Details on the shoulder rays and, ornaments in the field, and all figural scenes are rendered in added white, sometimes 'gilded' with yellow wash. 2005.90.0016.jpg
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 doesnÂ’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
TEMP.2003.6.9 Rim section of a bowl. Exterior white with a band consisting of twin brown lines with alternating black and white rectangles interior along the top .3. There are two small blueish sploches marring the otherwise well preserved surface. Interior is black over white. The white shows through in a line along the edge for about .2 and then there is a brown line, and under this the rest of the background is black. Near the top of this black section is a set of white lines with white dots set in between them at regular intervals. Under this pattern is another thin white line. Under this is on part of a triangle pattern consising of a white outlined triangle with a white line forming a second triangle within the first and a red dot at the center of the triangle.
TEMP.2005.8.1 Decoration in relief: On lower part of wall is a frieze including two tall birds (cranes?), the first in 3/4-view to left with wings outspread and head turned to the right, the second advancing profile to the left. They are enclosed in a rectangle outlined with relief dots. Below a row of relief dots, on lower part of body, is a floral frieze, consisting of inverted lotus buds, tendrils, and rising acanthus leaves. 2007.03.1160.jpg
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