Ure Museum Database

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11.10.21 If the foot is restored correctly this is a variant of Ure's type K 2 (Ure 1927, 68), which is the most common Haemonian skyphos, as judged by the Agora material: cf. Agora 23, 60, esp. no. 1516, pl. 103 (with the same type of foot); ABV 565-71, 598-710 Slightly concave black rim; shallow bowl with flat underside; moulded ring foot, with concave inner surface. 2008.99.0780.jpg
13.10.1 Rat-tanged dirk (sword blade used as a dagger or spearhead), with long thin blade, pointed at both ends, with sloping shoulders. A rib runs nearly the full length of the piece (flattened in the last 2 cm of the blade end). The middle of the rib, near the attachment end, is thin, rhomboidal in section, narrowing to pointed tip or tang which is turned up slightly at the end. Approximately 1/4 down the length of the blade the flange broadens, so that two flat sides spread from the centre rib. The blade end of the dirk has nearly straight sides, but tapers gently to a rounded tip. Catling's type 1d; near ├ůstrom's type I4. As Catling suggests (1964, 56) the rat-tailed weapon, the most characteristic of prehistoric Cypriote metal forms, occurs in so many sizes that it is impossible to classify them as swords, dirks, daggers, or even spearheads. 2007.99.0100.jpg
13.10.21 Course jug with fat body, thick rim. The single handle reaches from the neck beneath the rim to the shoulder of the jug. The neck is as wide as the mouth, then tapers inwards slightly to meet the body, the ring foot is short and quite wide. 2010.99.0070.jpg
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
13.10.6 Flat bronze heart-shape piece, flaring at the pointed end, with a spool-shaped element (reel-shaped, according to Catling, as recorded in the Ure archives), horizontally arranged and attached at the centre of the upper part; Each end of the spool comprises a flat disk, while at the centre the surface is curved and narrower, so that a vertical space is revealed between the heart and the spool. 2008.03.0009.jpg
2005.3.12 Fragment from body of aryballos, part of same vessel as 2005.3.8 2005.05.0064.jpg
2005.3.8 Mouth of aryballos, part of same vessel as 2005.3.12
2008.7.54 Hexagonal fragment from possibly neck of a pot as the exterior top of the fragment curves out into what could be a lip; exterior base of fragment also begins to curve outwards; horizontal curvature to the fragment
23.11.1 Bowl with incurving rim, diagonal profile in lower body, and raised base. Previously described as lamp of kothon type. 2003.35.0082.jpg
23.11.31MMM Female wearing an elaborate pronged headdress and long skirts. The right arm appears heavier, as though draped in or carrying something. 2005.06.0087.jpg
26.12.27 Body narrows slightly towards top. At the bottom of the body there is a wider ledge attached to which there are three moulded lion paws as feet. 2002.97.0543.jpg
27.3.4 Ovoid. Referred to as lekythos in CVA. 2003.57.0091.jpg
27.3.5 Ovoid. Referred to as lekythos in CVA. 2003.97.0176.jpg
27.3.6 Conical. Referred to as lekythos in CVA. 2003.97.0147.jpg
27.3.7 Scale aryballos (pointed/piriform). Referred to as lekythos in CVA. 2003.57.0096.jpg
27.3.8 Ovoid. Referred to as lekythos in CVA. 2003.03.0004.jpg
27.3.9 Globular, Neeft's type shape a-b. Referred to as lekythos in CVA. 2003.03.0077.jpg
34.10.15 Gourd-shaped vessel, with an elongated ovoid body tapering into a cylindrical handle that finally terminates in elongated, rounded tip. Pierced in the bottom of the ovoid part, and ca. 2 cm from the tip. Use as a rattle is indicated by the sound of a pebble inside. 2004.95.0115.jpg
45.10.1 High, curved, thick, black handle which bends back on itself to attach to mouth and at the back to the lower part of the shoulder. At the mouth attachment are two moulded heads; spout has central channel and two ridges at moulded rim. The cylindrical neck becomes bell shaped in its lower part, and a ridge marks its attachment to the shoulder, which is slightly concave. Beyond the handle attachment is a flat rim, offset from the shoulder and, more sharply, from the body beneath it, which is upright but slightly convex. The very short ring foot, with broad resting surface, is as broad as the rim around the shoulder. 2004.99.0028.jpg
47.2.1 Type B, formerly known as 'Glaux'. Rounded, incurved rim, below which are two round handles, one horizontal and one vertical; tall bulbous body tapering towards torus ring foot. 2003.97.0563.jpg
49.8.1 Unusual form; neck and body are identical to a shape 8M oinochoe (mug) in Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 22.632 (Padgett 1993, 211 no. 142, ill.), as if a fancier rim, handle, and lower part of the foot have been added to this piece. 2008.98.0423.jpg
50.10.1 Coldstream (79) classes this amphora as part of the 'plump and ungainly group' of LG IIb amphorae whose potters modelled amphora bodies after those of pitchers (see J.M. Cook, BSA 42, 151). Flaring mouth with rounded, thickened rim; two vertical strap thick handles extend from the top of the decorative zone on the neck down to the bottom of the decorative zone on the shoulder; rounded body tapers to a ring foot. Flat underside 2003.95.0091.jpg
50.4.14 Gill classes it as a kantharos of the 'Ampurias class'. Sessile kantharos with low handles. Sparkes 1968, 9, notes that the sessile kantharos with low handles is the most practical, albeit least elegant, of the fifth century kantharoi. Slightly outturned, rounded rim; tall, flaring wall, offset from shallow rounded bowl, divided from moulded ring foot by groove. Two vertical strap handles loop down from rim down to just above junction of wall and bowl. 2003.92.0162.jpg
50.4.15 Rim curved slightly outwards. Inclining neck of roughly equal depth and diameter as bowl. Small vertical handles curving from rim to mid-section. Convex bowl. Torus (tyre shaped) foot with no stem. 2005.02.0014.jpg
50.4.16 Plain, rounded, thickened rim; shallow cup; ridge at junction of bowl and stem; tall stem curving continuously to the upper surface of the foot, which has a slightly concave outer surface, and rises to a small underside. Classed by Gill as a 'plain rim' type; he further notes 'Acrocup type foot and fillet'. 2003.92.0176.jpg
50.4.18 Nearly identical to a lidded mug excavated from the Pantanello Necropolis at Metaponto, published by Maria Elliott, in Carter 1998 2.643, fig. 14.2, 667 M3 (T 128-2): the Pantanello mug, which Elliott describes as an 'odd mug' and probably a local imitation of the late 5 c. Attic double handle mug (667), has a knotted handle which is otherwise similar to ours in contour and thickness. For less close comparanda cf. Morel 1981, type 5345a (citing examples from Capua and environs, e.g. CVA Capua 3, Italia 1312 no. 2: less squat, but similar); these Campanian examples are dated to ca. 300. Convex lip with rounded outturned rim, to which is joined a vertical strap handle, tripartite, with two projections on either side of the rim attachment. The handle loops and reattaches at the top of the bulging, ribbed body (ribbing visible on the interior). Tall angled ring foot, the interior of which has an incised spiral (not visible on exterior). 2010.98.0291.jpg
51.4.5 Sack-like body with narrow mouth (missing, as is handle), broadening with slightly convex sides, and rounding gently to a flat base. 2004.06.0004.jpg
51.7.1 Trefoil lipped; high handle with ridge down middle curves up from the shoulder considerably higher than the rim; neck progresses smoothly to body, as body does to foot; foot is stepped with the side reserved; underneath is ruddled and concave with convex centre. 2005.88.0046.jpg
51.7.15 A small mouth, with flaring lip, on a short concave stem, is joined smoothly to a ring aryballos, rectangular in section, approximating a sharp-edged donut, with beveled edges on the inside. A short strap handle rises slightly from the rim and curves smoothly to adhere to the exterior surface of the aryballos. Ure 57: 'Rectangular in section, as is normal in Boeotia'; cf. P.N. Ure, Hesperia 15 (1946) 45-50. Small mouth and handle. Angular shape with side and edge flat 2004.06.0013.jpg
60.8.3A-B Lid: three tiered round knob with central, nearly conical well; short concave stem curving above and below into knob and lid; nearly flat lid tapering gently to a short vertical rim, rounded at both edges. The underside is slightly hollowed under the knob. Lekanis: shallow bowl with a short nearly vertical flange, rounded at the lip, straight but tapering walls, slightly carinated and narrowing, with convex lower portion, to a very short stem, on a rounded disk foot, with a flat resting surface, curved on the underside, with a rounded point at the centre. A wishbone handle rises from the top of the wall, on either side; a lug protrudes from either side of each handle. Ure 1960, 216 notes that what remains of the one handle indicates that it was pointed (wish-bone shaped) at the centre as well as rounded in section. 2002.97.0575.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
70.3.3 Ian McPhee describes it as a Kotyle rather than Skyphos type c (?). Tapering ring base, rounded at the bottom, from which the body rises in a sharp diagonal, curving sharply approximately at the halfway point, from which it rises near vertically and eventually flares slightly to a plain, rounded rim, just below which are attached two horse-shoe shaped handles, almost round in cross section. 2008.98.0449.jpg
71.12.4 Ornamental fibula (pin). Long straight pin with pointed end attached to semi-circular piece that thickens and flattens at the end. There is no hinge here but a curled piece joining the pin and the semi-circle acts as a hinge. 2004.95.0145.jpg
71.12.6 Wide strigil curved in a tight arc. Handle is square and thinner on the back than the front as it bends over to make an oblong shape. The handle adjoins the strigil in a long triangular point with an incised line acting as a border. 2011.98.0027.jpg
71.6.1 Rectangular element with two protrusions to the side, from the lower part, and a molded satyr face in relief, which serves as a lug. 2002.97.0627.jpg Seventeen fragments from the same Nikosthenic amphora. 1) Should be rejoined to 2. Part of the body. There is white plaster on both surfaces . 2) Should be rejoined to 1. Part of the body. There are traces of plaster on both sides and adhesives. 3) Part of the body. White plaster and adhesives on both sides. 4) Part of the body. White plaster on both sides and adhesives. 5) Should be rejoined to 6. Part of the body. Adhesives. 6) Should be rejoined to 5. Part of the body. Exterior: There are areas that have been chipped off and few bits that have been pitted off. Interior: There is a layer of white plaster. 7) Could be rejoined to 8? Part of the body. There are bits that have been pitted off on the exterior and the interior is covered with plaster and adhesives. 8) Could be rejoined to 7? Part of the body. White plaster and adhesives on the interior and traces of plaster on the exterior, where there are also bits that have been pitted off. 9) Should be rejoined to 10. Part of the body. White plaster on both surfaces. 10) Should be rejoined to 9. Part of the body. The interior is covered with white plaster and there are traces of it on the exterior. 11) Should be rejoined to 12. Part of the body. The interior is covered with plaster and adhesives, while there are traces of plaster on the exterior, too. 12) Should be rejoined to 11. Part of the body. The interior is covered with plaster and adhesives, while there are traces of plaster on the exterior, too. 13) Should be rejoined to 14. Part of the neck. There are traces of white plaster on the interior. Many bits have been pitted off from boith surfaces. 14) Should be rejoined to 13 and 15. Part of the neck. There are traces of plaster and adhesives on both sides, as well as many bits that have been pitted off. 15) Should be rejoined to 14. Part of the neck. There are traces of white plaster on both surfaces, as well as adhesives. There are few scratches on the exterior and several bits that have been pitted off, especially from the interior. 16) Part of the body. Adhesives and traces of white plaster. There are areas on the exterior, where the colour appears to have been peeled off and some pitting off. 17) Bit of white plaster-part of rim? and covered with adhesives. 2005.91.0037.jpg
78.12.22 Circular body, short flat spout with circular wick hole and rounded tip. Slightly sunken discus with filling hole on the same axis as the wick hole, but not in the centre of the discus. Demarcated base, slightly concave. 2008.99.0754.jpg
E.62.44 Lid is oval with a central circular knob and traces of an incised band on top. (Lid is missing!) Body has a flat rim, same shape and size as lid so they sit together, but with a central circular opening. Thin neck leading to shoulders. Four oblong feet at each 'corner' and the base between is flat. Flat rim on top of body is reserved. The inside is a cylindrical well, not matching the contours or shape of the outside. Heavy object.
E.62.47 This could be part of a pot as the top of the fragment appears to form a lip and the fragment ins curved. 2002.98.0165.jpg
E.63.10 Miniature papyrus sceptre worn as a pendant (suspension hole at top). Zig zags taper to the main body the top of which is decorated with four incised lines. The body swells and then tapers to a pointed base. 2002.98.0952.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.1 Type B, formerly known as 'glaux' variety. Slightly incurved rim, below which is attached a one side a round horseshoe-shaped handle, canted slightly up to the level of the rim, and on the other side a ridged strap handle that rejoins just above the middle of the body; convex side walls; torus ring foot with slightly convex underside. 2004.99.0612.jpg
REDMG:1964.1619.1 Rough oval shape, straight sides, slightly upward sloping shoulder, raised rim that runs from the wick hole, around an almost circular discus area and then returns to the wick hole, this rim forms a slight rim for the wick hole too. In the centre of the discus area is small filing hole, the nozzle is deep and in the same form as the body with a large wick hole. Small circular ring base with slight depression. Lamp leans towards the left on the base. 2003.93.0121.jpg
REDMG:1964.1660 Thick rounded rim, slightly overhanging, above a baggy bowl that narrows sharply to a tapering, slightly concave pedestal foot, with a flat base. The interior of the bowl is concave at the centre. Some irregularities such as uneven edge of base.
REDMG:1964.1691 Rounded sides that serve as rim, with flat sunken surface at centre; concave on underside.
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