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13.10.4A-B Two slightly concave disks, not joined (although they sit together well). The lid is thinner than the base with no significant rim, but a beveled edge. The mirror itself has a rim on the underside, and an offset edge on the upper part. These are clearly two parts of a Hellenistic mirror with lid, typical of Hellenistic cyprus. A pair of bronze plates could be locked together because one mirror had a low cylindrical rim into which the other, with a flanged edge, could be fitted. The inside mirror is decorated on the recessed side and polished on the flat side. The outside mirror is polished on the recessed side and sometimes decorated on the flat side. The two polished sides would then lie together, sometimes plated with silver (as in the case of an example in Amathus tomb 62, published in Excavations in Cyprus). For the Greek prototypes see See A. Schwarzmaier, Griechische Klappspiegel: Untersuchungen zu Typologie und Stil (Berlin 1997). 2010.99.0120.jpg
22.3.7 Stemless. Inside, deep concave rim, sharply marked off although the outside is an unbroken curve and does not follow contours of the inside. Groove separates the body from the short foot. 2003.30.0003.jpg
25.9.1 Base is hollow although filled with modern plaster. 2003.23.0003.jpg
47.2.12 Rounded, slightly incurved rim; shallow convex upper wall divided by a reserved groove from a sharply concave wall that runs continuously down to the foot, although only a single curve is perceived on the interior. Short torus ring foot, with a narrow reserved resting surface and a reserved medallion at the centre of the underside, circumscribed by a concentric ridge. Convex-concave profile. 2008.98.0420.jpg
47.2.27 Cylindrical figure of a warrior. Pointed helmet, moulded face with long beard. Arms across chest, right carries shield, may have also held a spear, although now damaged. 2009.99.0109.jpg
47.2.30 Cylindrical, wheelmade with moulded head and handmade arms. Holds offering (bird?) in arms, although damaged so identification uncertain. 2010.99.0188.jpg
50.4.19 The shape is nearly identical to that of a smaller lekythos from the Pantanello Necropolis at Metaponto, published by M. Elliott in Carter 1998, 2.684-85 SL10 (T 128-3), although the ribbing is more akin to that found on Pantanello SL9 (T 126-9). Cf. also Sicilian examples from Agrigento (especially AG 1331: de Miro 1962, 137, fig. 41c). See also 'comments' below. 2003.37.0082.jpg
51.7.7 Sessile kantharos, traditionally thought to be an imitation of the 'Saint-Valentin' class of ceramics (Beazley 1947, 219), although Robinson 1997 now says that it is derived from a metallic prototype. Quite standard among its class (Xenon Group kantharoi) in shape (and decoration). Rounded outturned rim, below which are attached two vertical strap handles, rejoined at a slight ledge between upper body and lower body; upper body near cylindrical, whereas lower body is a deep bowl; low flaring ring-foot, ridged on the exterior, with concave face on the interior continuously curving through the resting surface. 2003.93.0234.jpg
70.3.1 Cf. "Sixth and Fifth Century Pottery", P.N.Ure (ed.), p51 shape class M (see also 'Comments') - although lip is slightly more protrusive than the type indicates as its norm. 2008.10.0045.jpg
E.23.29 Fragment which takes the shape of cylinder that flares to a flat base with inscription. It is thought that objects like this were part of the facade of 18th Dynasty Theban tomb chapels. Inscriptions on objects of this type normally include the name and title of owner, although the hieroglyphs on this piece are confused. 2007.01.0076.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.4 Plain rim, below which are attached two horizontal round handles; curved sides, nearly vertical at the top and tapering more sharply towards the angled ring foot. Shape corresponds to Corinth black-glazed skyphoi, group iii, although the pattern on this skyphos is quite different. 2003.93.0325.jpg
REDMG:1961.199.3 Continuously curving sides: flaring rim, rounded on the upper surface, broad cylindrical neck, nearly diagonal shoulders, ovoid body narrowing to a pinched stem, flaring base, flat (although rough and thus unstable) on the underside.
TEMP.2003.6.25 Roughly five sided, although actually seven sided, and looks roughly like an arrow.
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