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There are 5 objects for which Shape_description contains → forms
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
22.9.1 Pappas figurine consisting of a rectangular body, ovoid in cross-section, flaring at the base, with a concave resting surface. At the top of the body or trunk, two rudimentary 'arms' extend in triangular forms that terminate in rounded stumps; above, the neck rises in a cylinder from which (on the front) extends a protrusion that suggests a nose, above which is a flat piece of clay coiled back on itself, resting against a widening cylindrical 'polos' crown, which is concave at the top. 2004.08.0002.jpg
25.9.3 The rim is wide and sloping, the handle is double, of ellipsoid cross-section and forms an intense curve against the body, which is ovaloid and inflated. The base is ring-shaped and narrower than the rest of the vessel. 2003.31.0095.jpg
26.7.2 The handles are riddled, of ellipsoid cross-section and incurving. The stem is high and thick and the foot is disk-shaped, while the concave area of the base forms a conical center. 2003.09.0004.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
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