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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
2006.12.110 Possibly very worn black paint on one side, but could be general damage. 2007.03.1057.jpg
2006.12.39 painted brown geometric design with bands that could be concentric circles, chequers and what could be an eye shape 2007.03.0949.jpg
2006.12.73 Black paint on both inside and outside; outside has four white paint arcs that could be concentric white circles, inside has single white paint arc; decoration worn 2007.03.1148.jpg
2006.12.74 Grooves on inside and outside possibly part of decoration or could simply be relic from manufacure 2007.03.1112.jpg
2006.12.90 Ridges and unusual shape could be detail on figurine, otherwise very low quality pottery 2007.03.1089.jpg
2007.10.2.261 Two figures, one is a naked and bearded man standing, the other is a female sitting down. He is holding what looks like a staff or club, which could identify him as Heracles and she is balancing something on her knee. There are trees and vines in the background.
2007.10.2.268 A male head, with lots of curly, wild hair covering the face. In the top right there is what appears to be a pointed ear or a horn, it could possibly be the god Pan or a faun.
2007.10.2.282 Bust of a man facing to the left, he has pointed ears an a smile on his face, possibly has horns as well, could be a faun.
2007.10.2.331 Two male figures fighting over a woman who has fallen in-between them. One has a dagger, the other could possibly be protecting her. Both men are wearing helmets and armour. There are vases and decoration in the background.
2007.10.2.357 A sea monster with the torso and head of a woman and many legs, possibly in the form of snakes, with wild beasts emerging from her body. She's carrying an oar like a weapon. There's a person tangled in her tentacle-like legs. She could be a representation of Scylla.
2007.7.1A-S Rim (A-D) has tongues on the top, a design with dots and traigular shapes on the sides, with palmettes below; Side A (H-K) shows a symposion, with a bearded man (Dionysos?) and possibly the hoof of a satyr; Side B (L-N) shows a battle. A, B, C: Rim with tongues, side design and palmettes below; D: Rim with tongues and side design, no palmettes below; E: Fragment from just below the rim with the palmette design; F: Fragment from below the rim, all black with part of a palmette on the lower left; G: Black on both sides; H: Head and shoulders of a bearded man(Dionysos?) with the circle and triangular motif running vertically on the right; I: Arm and torso of the bearded man on the upper part, on the lower part there is another object which could be his couch; J: Left half is black, right half contains an unclear section of the symposion scene; K: Drapery, most likely from the symposion scene, with a drinking horn in the lower right corner and possibly the hoof of a satyr; L: Top half of the battle scene, with a nude man holding a spear, and probably a tree running vertically along the left side. The scene is bounded by the circle and triangle design; M: Lower half of L, with the lower body of the nude man, drapery on the left side; N: Leg of the nude man, with the lower part of the tree running vertically on the left; O-P: Plain black; Q: Black, with part of the circle and triangle design; R: Black, with part of a design on the top; S: Base, tongue design
2008.2.1.89 On the right there is a standing woman holding a spear in her right hand and a shield on the ground with her left. She is wearing a type of headdress (possibly a helmet) and could either be robed or naked. to her right there is a standing animal, possibly a sheep, on top of whom is standing a winged cherub holding a bow and arrow, possibly cupid. On the far left of the cast there is a large stalk of corn.
2008.7.185 Exterior: brown(?) slip overpainted by a geometric pattern of horizontal, vertical, and diagonal black(?) lines; could also be white(?) lines.
2008.7.198 Interior: black overpaint; Exterior: remnants of some black overpainted dots. One larger dot in the centre of the fragment, and smaller dots under what could possibly be the rim of the fragment.
2008.7.53 Exterior has six thin horizontal parallel brown overpainted lines; interior glazed brown, with one or two possible thin reddish brown horizontal lines (could just be faded wash).
2009.8.12 Profile of a man wearing some kind of fur, looking right. Could be a lion's fur. Cast number: 2
2009.8.121 Profile of a man, looking right. Top of his clothes can be seen. At the bottom are three symbols: the one in the middle: two hands shaking; the one on the left could be a bird, the one on the right a flower. Cast number: 65
2009.8.228 Profile of a woman with wavy hair, looking left. The top of her dress can be seen. Inscriptions on the left side. Could be referring either to Julia, the sister of Julius Caesar or Julia, the daughter of Augustus. Cast number: 19
45.10.14.1 Interior: Black, apart from a thin band at the joining point of the rim and neck, and the top surface of the rim, which are reserved. Exterior: The rim is black and there is a thin reddish brown line below it. Neck: There is a thin, black line. Below, there is a fan-shaped palmette (three divisions, a central rectangular part, and the details have been rendered with incisions), between two parts of motifs. The left one may be a palmette (a petal-shaped division in the middle and below, two round? or voluted? motifs almost faded away. The right one could be part of a similar motif.
45.6.39 Wide flarred lip, very hollow, flat interior. Flat resting surface with raised base, reserved. Black glaze ciovering only on part of the interior and exterior of the bowl, an elongated semi circle. The bowl is possibly marked from something else or this could be a burn mark rather than remians of a black glaze. 2006.20.0163.jpg
73.6.4 On the outside surface is a figure zone, on the left edge of which appears to be the edge of a square. To the right of this is the lower half of what appears to be a swastika and below, a dot rosette. A vertical palmette is figured in the middle of the surface, to the right of which is the tail end of a bird, the head and neck missing. Below all of this, is a curved black line, and then the edge of what could be a circle. The inside is covered in black gloss. 2002.97.0209.jpg
73.9.23 Fragment with both red and black on it. On the surface (depending which way up you hold it!?)On the left there is the edge of a curve with two black dots inside it, to the right of this is a vertical line. To the right of this line are what could be the edge of two big petals or leaves., in the centre of the first there is a dot and a line. Underneath all of these shapes is the edge of what seems to be a big circle in a red coloured gloss. The back of the fragment is covered in a black glaze that has come out as red in patches(?) 2002.97.0191.jpg
78.12.18 Obvious wheel marks which could constitute pattern.(?) Possible wire marks on sides and underside. 2005.01.0281.jpg
79.1.17 Moulded decoration between main discus and nozzle indecipherable; could be birds heads. 2005.01.0321.jpg
83.9.34 One side of this fragment is all glazed black and has three flowers on it. It also has two rounded lines, with up-side-down 'U' shapes inside them. The other side of this fragment also has a black glaze and seems to have a rim coming out of it, which could have been part of a base of a pot. 2006.20.0054.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. 2007.99.0047.jpg
E.62.4 A small limestone tablet with the image of a monkey holding its young. It is square in shape although this appears to because the adult monkey's head has been removed. There is a hole in the centre at the top of the artefact presumably so it could be hung up. The adult monkey is bending it's knees to reduce its height which also gives the idea of closeness between the two creatures. The underside of the artefact has the same image only in reverse and with less detail. There is red pigment remaining on both sides around the feet particularly. 2002.98.0241.jpg
E.63.8 A miniature blue figure of the gods Isis and Horus, Horus as her child is sat on her lap. The detail is not clear and there is a hole in the crown of Isis presumably so the necklace could be strung for wearing. 2011.03.0030.jpg
TEMP.2003.7.56 Both sides black. One side has small piece sticking out, which could have been part of a handle. 2006.20.0697.jpg
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