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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 Åstrom'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
13.10.26 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
14.9.38 Fragment with long section of rim attached. Clay becomes thicker at rim because it is slighlty offset. 2003.01.0093.jpg
2008.7.135 Rim fragment with handle; exterior has a handle with a hole through it, possibly to put string through
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
34.10.23 Molded figurine (hollowed at back in a tall rectangle) depicting Leda with the swan. Leda stands with her right foot upraised (on a rick?), and holds in her upraised left arm a himation, which wraps around her back and swirls onto the top of her right leg, to cover her pudenda, right leg, and run down the interior of her left leg. She holds the swan firmly with her right hand, so that it is tucked under her right arm. 2002.97.0419.jpg
34.10.8 Short cylindrical knob, with grooved flat top, grooved profile, and conical stem broadening to the slightly domed top of the lid. At the midpoint of the lid, beyond a gentle groove and a ridge, the lid flares to a rounded edge, the underside of which narrows to a tapering straight sided walls that would have sat inside the vase to which it belonged (perhaps a stamnos). The underside of the lid is hollowed, rounded, and smooth. 2008.98.0476.jpg
34.2.2 Small hydria with plain everted rim, with a round lip, curving continuously to a narrow concave neck and a sloping shoulder, then an ovoid body attached to a short disk foot, tapering on both exterior and interior, with a flat resting surface and a pointed underside. The vertical strap handle, slightly concave on its outer side, reaches from the lip to the widest part of the body, where it curves into the shoulder. Two horizontal d-shaped, upcurving handles, round in section, also rise up from the join of the shoulder and body. 2002.97.0658.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
45.6.70 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
47.2.21 Bell, with a rounded lower edge, narrowing sharply and then tapering slowly to a rounded shoulder, where it is attached to a round knob, hollowed on one side, thickened on the other, pierced with a hole; there is another hole in the top of the bell, just below the hollowed part of the knob. A hand-modeled striking ball is attached, with a thin piece of jute string, knotted through the top hole and lowered through the bottom hole. 2010.99.0080.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
48.12.2 Deep bowl (corresponds to FS [='Furumark Shape'] 285). The shape seems somewhat less deep than most published deep bowls. The best comparison to be found is in Mountjoy 1999, 1.189 Argolid no. 447, from Asine, House I, room 46. Bowl of pinkish fabric with flaring lipless rim, concave sides, tapering in lower part to a high ring base (is it conical?). Two horizontal round handles are attached to the side walls. 2003.98.0127.jpg
49.8.11 Ball aryballos. Wide concave rim, thin strap handle projecting from the rim and connecting it to the shoulder. Round body, slightly concave underside of the base. 2003.97.0013.jpg
50.4.10 Type C cup. Slightly everted rim with thickened concave lip, from below which emerge two horizontal rounded handles in an oblong shape, that curve up to just below the rim. Shallow bowl flows uninterrupted into a thick stem, which tapers out until a ridge, below which it is cylindrical; thick torus ring foot with slightly sloping upper side and conical underside. 2008.99.0771.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
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. 2003.97.0936.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. 2010.98.0344.jpg
68.12.2 Short cylindrical knob, flat-topped and double-recessed in centre. The short concave stem connects the cylinder to the short domed lid, in a continuous curve. Beyond a gouge the outer 1.8 cm of the lid becomes slightly concave and after two ridges terminates in a slightly rounded edge.The underside is hollowed just below the knob, and has a short flange intended to sits inside the rim of the pyxis to which it would have belonged. 2002.97.0272.jpg
69.7.1 Foot-shaped aryballos; Dohan Morrow's Group II, 'network sandals' (Dohan Morrow 1985, 6-9) or Ducat's type B foot-shaped vases (Ducat 1966, 182-84). Foot-shaped aryballos with a broad rim, short vertical strap handle, squared, offset neck; the body of the vase in the shape of a left foot, including ankle, with relief decoration that gives the effect of a sandal enclosing it, and a flat, reserved base. 2005.88.0054.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
71.12.5 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
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
77.5.1.1-17 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
79.1.5 Circular body with convex shoulder and a concave discus with small filling hole. Small raised protruding foot with flat base. Large vertical handle with one incised line along the length of it and a second band laying across the handle at the highest point, also with an incision along it. Long spout with irregular splayed tip, large oval wick hole. joining lines of the handle and the nozzle are apparent. 2005.01.0336.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.23.29 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
E.23.34 Seated figurine of Horus on a solid square base. Horus' two arms run parallel to the thighs and the feet; his plaited side lock over his right shoulder denotes childhood. The base has a short nodule attached to the back of it. 2008.08.0072.jpg
E.23.38 Coffin lid ornament: backbone of Osiris. The object is a cross shape. The horizontal piece of the cross is a square with three horizontal lines carved across it. This is placed about nine-tenths of the way up the vertical piece. Just below the horizontal square are three finer carved lines. 2002.98.0077.jpg
E.47.6.9 Undulating pie-crust mouth (probably hand molded). The body is globular and the base is rounded, with a small part flattened. The base presents the finger marks of the potter. It seems to have been suspended by a string around the neck (attached). 2002.98.0031.jpg
E.62.40 Three pieces. Lid is circular and flat with a central knob handle, also circular. Second piece is the ring which sits between lid and base and is circular with a central hole cut out and a rim on the underside so it sits in the base. Base is wide at shoulder and tapers to the bottom with smooth walls. At top is a slighlty raised rim to receive ring. Inside is a hollowed out cylinder, not to the contours of the outer wall. 2002.98.0008.jpg
E.63.6 Small blue figure of the god Ptah (Specifically Ptah-Sokar, a combination of the creator god Ptah and the falcon headed god of the dead Sokar). The ponytail of the figure is looped in such a way that it would enable threading. The figure is squat and is naked aside from some neck decoration and a loin cloth. The figure stands on a flat oval base. 2007.99.0065.jpg
E.65.6 Long, thin ornament from a coffin lid: the centre appears to have a kind of knot carved into it with three ridges on either side of this. 2002.98.0076.jpg
L.2011.1.4 Lamp fragment, with a shoulder and one handle. Quite circular shape. The handle is narrower on the top, and it has a triangular section. 2011.97.0350.jpg
REDMG:1935.87.6 Rounded rim on tapered flange, below which the walls spread out to a thin element that would have supported the lid; just below this are attached two horizontal horseshoe-shaped strap handles, slightly canted upwards, to which spurs are attached on either side. The lower body is offset from the handle zone, rounded in the lower part where it sharply joins a moulded foot, with groove above a spreading upper part and a broader, rounded lower part, hollow on the interior, with a narrow resting surface, and a pointed, slightly offset underside.
REDMG:1951.113.3 Rounded rim, slightly incurving, below which are attached two nearly triangular horizontal strap handles and ring base, canted slightly up; rounded body broadens slightly and then narrows to an angled ring foot, curved on the resting surface, and offset from the slightly convex underside. Body broader than standard Apulian shape, so that it can't fit easily into the sequence of Gnathian skyphoi.
REDMG:1951.140.1 Broad rim, slightly convex on upper surface, ridged at the outside edge, with overhanging lip; neck, concave in profile, broadens to a nearly flat shoulder that curves sharply to an ovoid body, which narrows sharply at the bottom, where it is joined to a moulded pedestal foot with a splayed base and concave underside; upper part of foot has tapering straight sides; the profile of the base is decorated with two ridges. Two incurving horizontal handles, round in sectiona, are attached to the upper third of the body; a vertical handle, also round in section, emerges from the top of the neck and curves down to the lower part of the shoulder. 2004.99.0808.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:1953.25.32 Kalathos-shaped body, with a flaring rounded rim, to the top of which are attached the looped ends of a pair of strap handles, concave on their exterior surfaces; the tubular ends of the loops rejoin the middle of each handle, and below the bottom of each handle, attached at the bottom of the cup, is a spur. Below a carination, the bottom of the cup narrows to a nearly cylindrical stem, ridged at the center, below which it widens, and smoothly curves into the top of a moulded foot, with three ridges, of increasing diameter, on the exterior surface. Within the narrow resting surface is a concave underside, with a conical hollow at centre. 2005.89.0006.jpg
REDMG:1953.25.35 Chimney mouth, bell-shaped, flaring at the top, with a broad rim, convex on the upper surface, and sloping in; the mouth is offset from a short neck that broadens toward the barrel-shaped body, from which it is also offset; thick disk foot, rounded in profile, with a thin resting surface, concave on the underside, pointed at centre; strap handle (missing) rose from the side of the neck and rejoined at the lowest part of the shoulder. 2001.99.0036.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:1953.25.51 Upturned rim, slightly offset from the neck, which is cylindrical and nearly straight, joining an ovoid body, slightly baggy, supported by a broad ring base. Vertical strap handle, grooved, extends horizontally from the rim and curves back into the body, which it joins in the upper part.
REDMG:1953.25.54 Wide-mouthed mug. Rounded outturned rim, narrowing at the neck and broadening to a baggy body, in a continuous curve down to the thick torus ring foot, with a thin resting surface, diagonal element, and offset underside; a vertical loop ribbon handle is tucked in just below the rim where it adjoins the upper half of the body.
REDMG:1953.25.66 Two thin vertical strap handles arch up from the top of a cylindrical neck, slightly offset at the bottom, and rejoin at the middle of a sloping shoulder; shoulder curves sharply into a conical body, slightly rounded at the bottom where it joins a short stem flaring to a disk foot, hollowed at the bottom. 2003.93.0355.jpg
REDMG:1964.1615.1 Circular deep body, convex shoulder, small circular concave discus with reasonably large central filling hole. Small rounded nozzle with a medium sized flat, circular wick hole, at base of nozzle there appears to be a small air hole. Flat vertical handle with circular piercing through it. Handle is high above the body and reaches down towards the base. Base is circular and flat, it is delineated by two moulded bands. 2005.01.0139.jpg
REDMG:1964.1631 Very thin walls, with rounded rim, just below which are attached horizontal handles. Walls slightly concave, divided from a spreading, lipped torus ring foot, with a pointed resting surface, by a pair of grooves. This example corresponds to Ure's Class II.C skyphos, particularly (ii) which includes reddish-purple bands just below the level of the handles, perhaps a band at the bottom of the body where it joins the ring foot, and concentric purple bands on the underside (or plain black or reserved undersides). See Ure 1927, 24.
REDMG:1964.1649 White-ground lekythos, group iii. Tall cylindrical neck broadening to a diagonal shoulder. Vertical strap handle rises from top of neck to bottom of the shoulder, where it broadens. Below the handle attachment a carination marks the join with the straight body, which narrows at the base to a molded pedestal foot with a slightly concave outer edge, convex underside, indented in the centre.
TEMP.2003.6.3 (a) Part of a triple handle and part of the area of the body where it was joined. (b) Part of lower body area and ring-shaped base with a concave area, whose central, inflated part is pointed.
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