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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
13.10.23 Elongated ovoid body, tapering at the bottom to a convex but nearly flat base and at the top, more gradually, to a very short neck with concave sides, then a broad rim, slightly concave on upper and lower sides, with a narrow mouth; two lugs (with wavy ridges), parallel to eachother, on either side of the vase, approximately 1/3 below the rim. 2008.03.0042.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
13.10.8 Shallow but wide mortar with small lip and rim. Very thick body gradually leading to a small concave foot. 2011.96.0001.jpg
14.9.119 Female head, appearing to wear sakkos, but now broken at back with a row of curls at the front. 2008.99.0080.jpg
2006.12.126 Fragment of figurine? heavily worn, but head shape visible
2006.12.95 Shaped like a very small aryballos, but seems unlikely to have been functional. 2007.03.1019.jpg
2007.4.11 Fragment is approximately rectangular shaped, but with a triangular addition to one side. 2007.03.0775.jpg
2007.4.215 Fragment from side of pot, but with very end of handle attached
2008.7.130 Long rim fragment, slightly curving but steeply angular on exterior of fragment. Almost a long pyramid in shape, with a curved base.Small rounded handle on one broken edge.
22.11.1 Globular body with spout to one side. In centre at top is a 'false' neck with a round covering (attached but meant to look like a false lid) attached to two handles which come down to shoulder, one either side. Very small foot, flat and reserved base. 2001.99.0013.jpg
22.9.5 Sphere with base and one side handle still present. Only half intact with one side handle. Other handle and some other pieces with it but just fragments. Base of cup badly chipped. Underside of cup's base is inverted. 2003.29.0010.jpg
23.11.31RRRR Crested figure facing right holding a shield and a spear. The shield is decorated with a rosette and boss design, and a straight but separate element runs down from the left of the shield and across near the base. 2005.06.0119.jpg
25.4.2 Four-handled. Kylix style, stemmed and hollow inside stem. Handles round. At halfway points between handles are two more sets of handles but these have broken off. 2003.58.0009.jpg
34.8.12 The lid is three-stepped, with a flat disk-shaped surface on top of which there are two, concentric, conical areas and the handle, which is pear-shaped, with a button-like ending. The body is amphi-conical? But the upper surface is rounder and of a smaller diameter. The stem is slim and high, the foot is three-stepped and its bottom is a larger ring-shaped surface. Underneath, the surface is concave and conical. 2005.88.0067.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
45.10.2 Two handles on opposite sides and are slightly concave at top with the rest flat and underside has deposits. Inside has interesting deposits but not in centre. Moulded ridge between upper and lower part of bowl with incised lines. Foot same contour inside and out. 2003.34.0099.jpg
45.6.22 Groove around base of knob, but knob is missing. 2003.26.0004.jpg
45.6.34 Bell-shaped mouth tapering to a short neck that broadens to an ovoid body. High swung strap handle joins from neck to shoulder. Conical foot. 'Pagenstecher lekythos' type. Cf. CVA Michigan 1, pl. 27.11 (smaller but similar shape and surface, said to have been found at Taranto) and Lentini inv. 61597: Lagona 1973, no. 85, pl. 11 (more slender). Both of these examples have smaller handles. For Sicilian vessels of this shape (decorated with bands or undecorated) see examples from Selinunte (Anne Kustermann Graf, Selinunte. Necropoli di Manicalunga. Le tombe della Contrada Gaggera [2002] 181 inv. nos. 113/0 952 and 953, pl. 57 [tomb 113]); Camarina (MonAnt 54 [1990] 25, pl. VIII [tomb 590.2]; 54, pl. XXVI [tomb 799.1-2]; and pl. LXXXIII [tombs 1222.5-6 and 1232.2, which are taken to be (imitative of) Corinthian lekythoi). 2002.97.0017.JPG
45.6.66 Circular deep body with small lip leading to a large filling hole. At the centre of the reservoir is a central circular hollow which is no taller then the rim of the lamp and widens towards the base of the lamp. The nozzle is flat but at a slight incline, the tip of the nozzle is irregular, one side is rounded, the other is angular, the wick hole is oval. Base is a slightly concave ring with parallel circumferences. 2005.01.0072.jpg
45.6.68 Small circular body with convex shoulder and reservoir meeting at the widest point to form an angular girth. Large filling hole in the center of the body, encircled by a small depression of the discus. Nozzle is flat with slightly curved sides. The tip of the nozzle is flat with rounded, but unequal sides with an oval wick hole. Small shallow circular foot in the center of the body. 2005.01.0074.jpg
45.6.70 Circular shallow body with flat shoulder and a concave discus with small filling hole towards the right edge of the discus. Body shallower at the front end and the widest part of the body has a raised band around it. Short rounded nozzle and circular smoke hole. Vertical handle with a circular hole which runs down towards the base. Base demarcated but not raised and slightly off centre. There are two small shoulder lugs on opposing sides. 2005.01.0008.jpg
45.6.71 Circular body with a flat bad around the widest part. Slightly convex shoulder and a concave discus with a small irregular filling hole roughly in the centre. Short nozzle with a rounded tip and circular smoke hole. Vertical handle extends towards base and has a small hole. Base is demarcated but not raised. 2005.01.0010.jpg
47.2.6 Slightly flaring rim, flattened at the top, but sloping inwards; angled wall that curves sharply to a shallow bowl; horizontal, horseshoe-shaped strap handle, attached just below the rim and rising slightly above; broad torus ring foot. 2001.99.0123.jpg
50.12.51 Fragment almost cylindrical, but pointed at both ends.
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
50.4.22 The bowl is a variant of Hoffmann's shape III (see H. Hoffmann, Tarentine Rhyta [Mainz 1966] 2) but the bowl is unusually aligned with the animal head. The Reading example corresponds to Hoffmann's 'main group' of Tarentine ram's-head rhyta, and particularly to his group E, which is 'the first wholly naturalistic representation of the ram-head', which he ascribes to the 'hand of Coroplast Beta' 2003.92.0308.jpg
50.4.24 Shallow circular body with convex shoulder and a small concave discus; small filling hole at centre. Nozzle is short and has a flat surface at the tip into which a wick hole has been made, slightly off centre. Small vertical ring handle at the back of the lamp. Base is demarcated but flat. 2005.01.0054.jpg
50.4.25 Circular body, concave discus with a circular filling hole to the frontal left hand side. Flat nozzle with concave sides and single ended volutes, the tip is splayed and ends in an obtuse angle, the wick hole is circular. There is a base demarcated but not raised, the base is slightly concave. 2001.99.0018.jpg
51.7.12 Offset rim; origionally two handles of which only one remains, protruding horizontally from just below the rim; body initially rounded but then tapers fairly sharply to very narrow, raised footring; base flat 2003.93.0368.jpg
53.8.2 Rounded rim; steep angled wall; slightly sloping floor continuously curving to the stemmed foot with a high trumpet-shaped base below moulding. Offset on interior at join of wall and floor. Base mostly flat but conical at the centre. Cf. Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum 918.3.72: Hayes 1984, 100 no. C67 (ill.) 2008.99.0710.jpg
58.2.4 Wide rim with bevelled lip. Long wide neck leading to a short and rounded body, base protrudes from body but has been damaged (during firing process ?). The handle attaches to the top of the body and then again at the join of the rim and the neck. There is a fork shaped spur which follows the curve of the handle and rim and then continues above the main body of the jug. 2003.92.0082.jpg
59.6.3 Single but ornate handle that has pointed oval at bottom, two moulded lines towards top and a piece that curves up separate to the main handle in a 'cobra-like' strike pose. The main piece of the handle extends along rim of vessel in a leaf-like shape with notches in the edges. Mouth is wide and has small rim. Outside body is marked with 4 pairs of incised bands around its sides. Small curve at side of foot. Base is flat but has 6 incised concentric circles and a central sunken dot.
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. 2010.98.0344.jpg
61.6.5 Lid: Short button knob, with flat band, beveled interior edge, and slightly convex top, curving smoothly to a nearly flat underside that smoothly joins a short, slightly concave stem, that again smoothly joins a flat, tapering smoothly to a short vertical rim, rounded at both edges. The underside is hollowed under the knob. One-handler: shallow bowl with a short nearly vertical flange, rounded at the lip, straight but tapering walls curving into a convex lower portion then a very short stem, on a rounded disk foot, with a flat resting surface, beveled on the interior, and slightly convex on the underside. A single, recurved horizontal handle, round in section, rises above the rim. 2002.97.0677.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
71.12.5 Long, thin strigil steeply curved. The handle is thicker at the front and thinner at the back where it bends over to form an oblong. The thinner piece is not attached to the body but curves back on itself and end is a flat circle. 2004.95.0150.jpg
78.12.18 'Cocked hat' lamp, shallow open lamp fashioned from a bowl with two sides folded in to provide a wick rest. The rim is thick and very pronounced leading on to a vertical sided shallow reservoir. the base is flat but there is no foot. 2005.01.0281.jpg
78.12.19 Shallow ovoid body, convex shoulder with a small depressed discus; three small holes in the discus. Nozzle is joined into the body shape and has a rounded tip with a medium oval wick hole. Small vertical handle opposite the nozzle. Base is unmarked but slightly concave. 2008.99.0699.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
78.12.3 Circular body, small rounded nozzle with an oval wick hole, Small filing hole on the central axis but not in the centre of the discus. Small single volutes, concave moulded discus. Vertical handle with hole through. No foot, slightly concave base. 2005.01.0306.jpg
78.12.5 Shallow circular body, slight shoulder leading to a large concave discus with a filling hole on the central axis, but further forward. Medium nozzle with concave sides leading to a rounded tip with a circular wick hole. Delineated base, slightly concave. Vertical band around the edge of the whole lamp, probably from joining. 2008.99.0037.jpg
83.2.2 Wide at the bottom and short. At the top left long peice of terracotta extends outwards to a narrower point. To the right is the same apart from it has been broken. On top another peice of terracotta extends but again is broken. 2006.20.0531.jpg
E.23.14 Slate palette, flat and smooth in the shape of a birds head (?). More recognisable in the shape of a 'boomerang'. The palette thins towards the edges. Hole in the arc for suspension. Edges are not sharp but curved. 2006.20.0111.jpg
E.23.16 Fish shaped, handle is tail, mouth is detailed, possibly a detailed eye, and a whole at the top edge for threading, but this could also be a whale's breathing hole(?). Possibly used for rubing malachite for eye make up.
E.23.26 Everted lip attached to long straight neck, shallow but wide upper body. Lower body gently tapers to an everted foot with a concave base. Handle attaches to just below the top of the neck and rejoins the body at the widest point of the body. 2007.01.0059.jpg
E.23.40.1-4 Three pieces unattached but found together. The panels are very thin and the ring does not meet beneath them but is attached either side.
E.23.41.1-25 Beaded necklace, not on original string, consisting of 25 beads. All are circular but some are broader, bigger, rounder than others. Two small beads, one on each end which string is tied too. 2005.88.0084.jpg
E.23.42.1-4 Group of four red beads, unattached but found together. Two are long and thin, one is a shallow but complete circle and the fourth is an incomplete circle and thick.
E.23.45 Small tweezers with a loop on one end, originally loose in the hinge for hanging. Tweezers are made from three pieces, a central straight but shorter section and two longer but curved inwards sections which would have been the pieces that would have bent together to hold the hair or splinter.
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.62.46 Flat and thin blade with a nail through to both sides, perhaps for attaching a wooden handle. The blade is pointed at one end then widens in a triangle then thins again but not to a point.
E.65.10 Mirror is very flat; not perfectly round but still circular with a small rectangular section where the mirror would sit into the wooden handle. 2007.01.0179.jpg
E.65.11 Not perfectly round but still circular. Widest from side to side. Has a rectangular extension at base so that the object would have sat in the handle. Flat and thin with slightly sloped edges to avoid making them sharp. 2008.08.0044.jpg
E.65.12 Flat and thin. Not perfectly round but still circular. Small rectangular extension to allow mirror to sit in handle.
L.2016.3.31 Ceramic figure of a camel, with raised head and straight posture. He is slightly craning his straightened head upwards, so that his broad neck is a little bent backwards. His eyes appear to be triangular but the iris is round. The mouth is slightly open. The saddle is just schematically depicted with a broad band surrounding the humps, both slightly tapering; the back hump is bent to the left, the front hump to the right. The tail leads down closed to his left leg. His legs are long and thin. There is a hole at the bottom of his rounded belly.
REDMG:1934.26.1 Small cup with rounded rim on a flaring lip that sharply joins a shallow bowl with bulging profile; two horizontal round handles, canted up, join at the broadest part of the bowl. The bowl has almost no stem but attaches directly to a raised ring base with diagonal profile, slightly convex resting surface, and slightly pointed underside. 2004.99.0896.jpg
REDMG:1934.53.4 Broad flaring lip, convex on the upper surface, with a downturned rim, offset from a concave shallow bowl; hollow high stem offset from plate but spreading at the bottom into a disk foot, hollowed on the interior. 2004.99.0437.jpg
REDMG:1935.87.33 Flared rim. Shape narrows but widens slightly to form the foot of the piece. 2004.07.0003.jpg
REDMG:1951.157.1 Cup mouth, flaring at the top, with a broad rim, convex on the upper surface; the mouth is offset from a short cylindrical neck that broadens toward the squat, high shouldered body, from which it is offset; tall but narrow ring base with rounded resting surface and slightly convex underside; strap handle rises from the side of the neck and rejoins at the lowest part of the shoulder.
REDMG:1953.25.2 Rounded, slightly everted rim, below which are attached two horizontal handles, rounded on the outsides and slightly flattened on the insides, slightly canted and rising above the rim. Body bulges slightly below handles but otherwise tapers gradually to a thick raised base, which is slightly broader than the lowest part of the body. The underside is circumscribed with a lightly gouged band. 2005.99.0144.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.39 Flanged rim and tapering body, to which are attached broad horizontal strap handles (rounded but almost oblong in shape), slightly canted upwards, with spurs on either side. The lower body is offset from the handle zone, rounded in the lower part where it attached to thick stem broadening to a moulded foot, with spreading upper part, slightly concave, and a broader, rounded lower part, broadening towards the base, with a conical depression on the interior, and a narrow resting surface 2005.99.0148.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.53 Incurving rim with concave lip, narrowing to a short neck at the top of which is attached a small vertical strap handle that extends the the shoulder; wall curves continuously from neck, widening to an ovoid body atop a disk foot; underside concave with a slight circular protruberance at centre. Tapering 'cucumber', survival of the Late Corinthian Archaic type (see Corinth 13, 140-41, fig. 15), but with a disk foot. E.g. Corinth T1317: Corinth 13, 222 no. 277-4, pl. 37. Cf. also Rhitsona 50.273. 2002.97.0005.JPG
REDMG:1953.41.1 Rounded rim on a concave lip, above shallow bowl; just below lip are attached two round horizontal handles, rectangular in shape, slightly incurving. A short stem, slightly concave, attaches the bowl to a thick disk foot, convex on the underside (a continuation of the rounded resting surface) but hollowed through the middle of the stem. 2005.99.0133.jpg
REDMG:1964.1621 Wide mouth with moulded, slightly concave lip, and slightly everted rim, below which the short vertical strap handle emerges, bends, and descends to the shoulder. Globular body attached to an angled ring foot. Shape similar to Corinthian round-mouthed oinochoe, type B (cf. Corinth 13, fig. 14), but with a slightly concave lip, and more globular than Corinth T1712: Corinth 13, 228 no. 296-2, pl. 41. 2008.99.0225.jpg
REDMG:1964.1670 Rounded everted rim; sides comprise two concave parts, the upper one larger; groove inside mouth, approximately 1.0 cm below rim; flat but uneven base with comb or wire marks. 2004.99.0081.jpg
REDMG:2004.97.1 Plain rounded rim; tapering walls, slightly concave, broaden slightly at the bottom of the bowl, which is moulded with two carinations; diagonal profile to bottom of bowl; tall cylindrical stem, slightly bulging at the middle, curves out to a flat disk foot, with rounded sides, but an indeterminate bottom. Two vertical strap handles swing up from the rim and rejoin the vase at the lower carination, where they comprise a smooth curve with the bottom of the bowl. 2004.99.0889.jpg
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