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13.10.26 Shallow bowl; horizontal rim with two holes for suspension at one side, one of the holes has a thin piece of rope in it (modern?)and clay; the base is slightly bulbous (the shape is slightly irregular leading to an incline of the rim to one side); interior smooth; 'ridges' can be felt on the exterior where the clay was turned on the potter's wheel; short, wide resting surface. 2003.92.0071.jpg
13.10.3 Nearly rectangular piece, bilaterally symmetrical, with a raised rib down the centre, two parallel rivets, one on either side, at the shoulder, just above the tang (where the blade may have been socketed into a wooden handle. The thickness is uniform for most of the length of the dagger. ) 2008.99.0121.jpg
13.10.36 Upper half of moulded, standing female, holding an offering in right hand. Back unworked, with hole for ventilation when firing. 2007.12.0009.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
14.10.103 Cup mouth. For shape compare to CVA Cracow Mus. Arch. 4.13 2006.20.0597.jpg
2007.9.7 Four-sided, almost rectangular except for one side which slopes down more genlty, resulting in a noticeably acute point at one corner.
2008.7.123 Trapzoidal fragment with a small pierced cylindrical handle on the rim (for string?)
27.4.2 There are two holes pierced below the rim to take cord for hanging. 2003.17.0003.jpg
29.11.13 Tortoise with slight protrusion for head and four triangular protrusions at the bottom for legs. Back divided into slight humps to resemble shell 2002.97.0755.jpg
34.8.15A Doughnut shaped ring stand with hole in the middle for small vase (34.8.15B)to rest on. 2002.98.0159.jpg
34.8.5 Chimney mouth. Base flat except for a central concave section. 2003.97.0434.jpg
45.4.5 Miniature? For shape cf. Metapontine examples dated to the end of the fifth century (Carter 1998, 2.729). For an Attic prototype see Beazley's form 5a (Beazley 1963, 1065 n. 5) 2003.92.0395.jpg
45.6.26 Shallow with incurved rim, round body on a high stem and a ring in centre of stem. Convex foot with a central groove and flat resting surface except for central concave circle. 2008.10.0007.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
47.6.2A-B Powder pyxis (with slip-on lid); for another Sam Wide powder pyxis see London, British Museum E 814 (from Tanagra), showing Herakles at the fountain.T he lid is cylindrical with a plastic ring on the top. The body is conical and the base is a broad, disk-shaped, flat ring. 2005.88.0043.jpg
48.11.8 This shape was particularly popular at Agrigento, where many tombs contained one example (it is called 'brochetto attingitoio' or juglet for drawing liquids, comparable to the attic 'chous'): see especially Veder Greco, Contrada Mosè: 264 (tomb 3); Contrada Pezzino: 306 (tomb 582), 348 (tomb 238), 352 (tomb 779), 353 (tomb 1086), 354 (tombs 585 and 1147), and 355 (tomb 1225). Cf. also Lentini 61613/E (top half glossed) and 61569/B (smaller): Lagona 1973, 86-87 nos. 185 and 186, pl. 30. 2003.92.0398.jpg
48.12.4 Broad, flat rim; short neck the length of which runs the handle with a hole for suspension; inverted oviod body; rounded base. 2010.98.0358.jpg
48.4.1 Two holes for suspension have been pierced below the flat rim. 2013.99.0072.jpg
48.5.1 Three knuckle-bone shaped handles with holes for suspension(?)Small ring foot. 2010.98.0115.jpg
49.8.12 Flaring mouth, flat rim on the top; single strap handle curves down from top of neck to shoulder; body tapers to thick disk foot; flat base except for concave central circle. Cf. "Sixth and Fifth Century Pottery", P.N.Ure (ed.), p48, pl. 16 nos. 18.52 & especially 18.62 (feet missing so cannot be compared) 2008.99.0528.jpg
50.4.13 Attic type skyphos (cf. Agora 12, no. 341) except for plain underside, size (somewhat smaller than Attic examples), and perhaps breadth of handles. Rounded rim, below which are two horizontal round handles, horseshoe shaped. Walls continuously curve into a deep bowl, divided from the short torus ring foot by a groove. 2003.97.0646.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
51.1.1 Flat outturned rim with rounded lip, sharply curving to nearly cylindrical bowl, slightly concave, which broadens and then tapers in the convex lower part to a disk foot, sloping on the upper part, rounded on the lower part, tapered on the interior, with flat resting surface and nearly flat underside. Just below the rim on one side are two holes for suspension. 2002.97.0233.jpg
58.2.6 One-handled bowl. Rim is slightly concave. Handle is in wishbone shape. A deep well is in the centre, of a greatly smaller diameter than the rest of the bowl. For general shape cf. Sydney, Nicholson Museum 55.18 (Base-ring wheel-made Ware, Late Cypriot III). 2003.92.0112.jpg
73.10.1 Tall knob, circular in section, flat at top except for a grooved section; knob which narrows then widens to a carination towards the bottom, and narrows again to the join with the concave lid. Flanged rim. 2005.89.0024.jpg
78.12.8 Circular body, small convex shoulder with a slightly concave discus, two small holes on the discus, one on the central axis, the other just slightly off to the left. The nozzle is small and flat with a rounded tip and a circular wick hole, just off centre. Vertical handle extending towards the base at the back with a small hole though the centre. Demarcated base is flat except for a small depression. 2008.99.0064.jpg
78.12.9 Large, deep, circular body, small convex shoulder, concave discus with a small filling hole at the center. Medium flat nozzle (broken) concave sides with a small air hole at the base of the nozzle, the start of a rounded tip with a circular wick hole. Space for handle. Circular flat delineated base. 2005.01.0115.jpg
83.9.12 'Delicate class': for the same shape cf. also Reading 14.9.113 (from Gela?) and 83.9.12 (also from Al Mina). 2006.20.0310.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.23.30 Squat, gourd-like in shape with handle. Neck is long, the handle attaches to the top of the shoulder, follows the handle upwards for a centimetre and the bends back to reattach on the upper body. The body is spherical in shape, tapering to a small disc base.
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.62.20 Possibly for holding a small jar. DSCN0183.jpg
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.62.60 Large mouth, no neck, three handles for string, widest part is mid-way down the body, flat base. 2002.98.0028.jpg
E.62.61 Small vase, probably for make-up purposes. Pronounced flat lip, no neck, flaring to a flat base. 2002.98.0155.jpg
L.2012.9.1 Complete with nozzle, handle and two original holes for use 2013.99.0097.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.14 Trefoil mouth attached at the back to a high swung strap handle that reattaches near the bottom of the shoulder; short cylindrical neck with a ridge marking the join with the high-shouldered, squat, rounded body; broad, angled ring foot, slightly concave on underside. For large trefoil oinochoai see Corinth 13, 130-32 fig. 14
REDMG:1953.25.55 Wide flaring mouth with rounded rim; short neck narrowing to sharp join to an ovoid body that tapers sharply at the bottom to a flat base; grooved just above the base. Two-piece strap handle splays at the attachment to the rim and rejoins the shoulder (for handle cf. RM.1950.25, which is, however, knotted). 2003.93.0301.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.99 Standing female figure, drapery knotted round hips, leaving one leg bare, and falling on left shoulder. Back plain, with hole for suspension. On right side, amphora with ridged neck. 2003.93.0107.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:1964.1626 Trefoil mouth attached at the back to a high-swung vertical handle (missing) that reattached at the bottom of the diagonal shoulder; below carination, body bulges and then tapers to a flat base, slightly concave on the underside. For tall trefoil oinochoai see Corinth 13, 131 fig. 14, 133, e.g. Corinth T1298-99: Corinth 13, 312 nos. D 49-f-g, pl. 57. 2004.99.0156.jpg
REDMG:1997.209.4 Cup mouth; exterior surface of foot, slightly convex, broadens towards the base, with has a flat underside except for a conical indentation at the centre. 2004.99.0919.jpg
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