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596822.1Gold pendant in the shape of a shell, with a cartouche (name ring) of Kha-kau-re (Senwosret III) soldered on in gold wire and a uraeus (cobra) on each side of the cartouche. The back of the pendant is plain, with a small suspension loop.Africa, Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Riqqa
596951.8Gold pendant in the form of the fertility god Min, standing on a stepped platform. His tall, feathered crown is inlaid with semi-precious stones, including lapis lazuli and turquoise; most of the inlays are lost, however. On the back of the crown, the pattern is carefully engraved. Min was a fertility god, and he grasps the base of his phallus in his left hand.Africa, Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Riqqa
5971.a1.5Cylinder beads made of blue, yellow, and black faience.Africa, Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Riqqa
5970String of 46 round, gilded beads and 6 blue faience drop-shaped pendants.Africa, Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Riqqa
5971.bSemi-circular blue faience terminal, broken, from a beaded collar.Africa, Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Riqqa
59671.32.55Part of a pendant, made of gold inlaid with semi-precious stones, including carnelia, lapis lazuli, and a greenish-brown stone, either malachite or jasper. The design consists of a winged scarab beetle (upper part and sund disk missing) on top of a hieroglyphic symbol for the sun at the horizon, reading 'kha'. Together, this symbol, the beetle, and the missing sun disk spelled the name of king Senwosret II, Kha-kheper-re.

The sides of the pendant curve into lotus blossoms, also inlaid, and with the pattern engraved on the reverse. On the back of the pendant, there are rings for suspension.
Africa, Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Riqqa
5972.a3.41.34Stone eye for inlay in a mummy mask or coffin, with a rock crystal eye and black pupil, made of an unknown material.Africa, Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Riqqa
59664.210Gold pectoral inlaid with precious stones, including carnelian and lapis lazuli. The pectoral depicts two falcons standing on hieroglyphs reading 'nub', or gold. In between and behind the falcons are papyrus plants, and at top are two Eyes of Horus (wedjat-eyes) flanking a sun disc. The falcons are symbols of the king and the god Horus; the eyes offer protection.Africa, Egypt, Middle Egypt, el-Riqqa
1977.116Cretan finger ring - large hollow gold leaf finger ring with filigree decoration around ring and ganulation decoration on stone setting. Stone is an un-cut and un-carved garnet. Small horn attached to side with empty bezel. Hinges (?) for lid on ring side. No lid. Bezel decorated with granulation and gold wire around rim.Europe, East Crete
1964.414.75.352Bronze finial, 1st mill BC?Asia, Iran, Luristan
1965.1555.5574Bronze spear head, 1st mill BC?Asia, Iran, Luristan
1965.55332759Bronze dagger, 1st mill BC? Stripped with caustic and citric acid and washed.Asia, Iran, Luristan
1965.6504187Bronze spear head, 1st mill BC? Stripped with caustic and citric acid and washed.Asia, Iran, Luristan
1965.7475.5246Bronze short sword, 1st mill BC?Asia, Iran, Luristan
Bronzes1965.1213.514.5295Bronze torque with incised decoration. Drill hole visible.Asia, Iran, Luristan
1965.159.54.522Bronze butt end of spear, 1st mill BC? Stripped with caustic and citric acid and washed.Asia, Iran, Luristan
1965.176.51.54Bronze arrow head, 1st mill BC? Stripped with caustic and citric acid and washed.Asia, Iran, Luristan
Bronzes1965.1915Bronze ring with engraved bezel, possibly 1st millennium BC, possibly from Luristan.Asia, Iran, Luristan
Bronzes1965.28Bronze ring, possibly 1st millennium BC, possibly from Luristan.Asia, Iran, Luristan
Bronzes1965.226Bronze ring, possibly 1st millennium BC, possibly from Luristan.Asia, Iran, Luristan
Bronzes1965.2415.914Beading near head.Asia, Iran, Luristan
Bronzes1981.76422384Probably a weapon-head. Consists of a pointed end leading into a curved section. This leads to a rake of four points. It is hollow at the base of the rake.Persia, Iran or Luristan
1977.1077.26.2255Ribbing decoration, otherwise plain and complete. Early 2nd mill BC.Asia, Iran, Luristan
Bronzes1981.6225.54.516A curved shape ending in an animal's head at each side.Asia, Iran (Persia), Luristan
Bronzes1982.5313238361An axehead with a long curved blade.Asia, Iran (Persia), Luristan
Aegean375761.54.5300Piriform jar (FS 45) with 2 round horiz. handles, disc shaped lip and short, wide neck. Splaying ringed base. Clay well refined and buff in colour with a buff slip. Decoration is in orange-red paint. Broad band around rim and neck. Top of rim decorated with 2 narrow horizontal bands. Narrow band below neck on interior. On shoulder there are 2 broad horiz. bands between which thereis a narrow decorative zone of parallel chevrons (FM 58.34). Below the painted handles there are 3 horiz. bands, the third being slightly thicker. Below this is a linear group above the monochrome lower body.Europe, Cyprus
Cyprus40584014.457.75233Female pottery figure, probably Astarte. Details in relief and incised, pointed headress, three string holes, columnar base, traces of black and red paint all over. On back incised plant.Europe, Cyprus
Cyprus4058709.9510.15193Cock showing Greek influence.Europe, Cyprus
Cyprus40588011.33.85110Showing Greek influence.Europe, Cyprus
Cyprus4270111.5190A small, round-bottomed one-handled jug of Incised Red Polished ware. The handle runs from shoulder to rim, which flares outwards and slopes downwards away from the handle. The neck is short, and the body globular. The neck is decorated with 8 almost parallel lines, which encircle it completely except for one small patch opposite the handle. Three similar parallel lines encircle the shoulder from the base of the handle. The mid-point of the body is decorated with four encircling parallel lines, from which rise eight groups of nine, eight, seven or eleven concentric semi-circles (four above and four below, in pairs). Between the semi-circles are opposing pairs of four or five short, horizontal parallel lines. The base is undecorated. The jug is slipped on the outside and into the neck. The slip has perished in a number of places on the body, base and neck allowing the orange fabric to show through. There are a number of small chips missing from the rim.Europe, Cyprus
Cyprus4270214.3340A round bottomed one-handled jug of Plain Red Polished ware. Round bodied, long neck with outturned lip. Single loop handle rins from midpoint of neck to shoulder. Two nipples are placed assymmetrically on the neck. A heavy, and quite clumsy, vessel. The slip has perished from much of the surface to reveal an orange-to-red fabric.Europe, Cyprus
Cyprus4271714.8380One-handled jug of incised red polished ware. Narrow neck, with very wide, sloping, outurned rim; narrow handle from shoulder to rim. Globular body with round bottom, and a large string hole at front on shoulder. Decorated with irregular horozontal diamonds. Neck decorated with two bands of five horozontal parallel lines. The pottery is creamy-buff in colour and covered in a very glossy red slip. The pot is intact but upper part of handle, neck and rim worn.Europe, Cyprus
Cyprus42776021.615.9Buff pottery, slip wearing, double handle, pinched lip, globular body. Painted design in black and red of vertical circle and concentric circles.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.1407.36.978Buff pottery jug with red slip pointed handle, outspreading rim, globular body and a projection on the front.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.15017.112.6377Red and black slip ware jug, pointed handle from shoulder to mouth, globular body, and mouth pinched. Two raised lines from back to front and projection at junction of body and neck.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.2206.310.5150Tortoise vase of buff pottery, with small handle, beak spout painted with a cross line design in black and brown.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.34011.67.1100Ovoid jug, narrow neck, flat strap handle from neck to shoulder, outspreading rim and a small foot. Pattern of dots and incised lines.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.36012.68.5100Fish shaped vase, black punctured ware, with neck issuing from mouth of fish and handle from mouth to body. Punctured and incised design.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.3902714.1300Base ring ware jug, with a broken outspreading rim and strap handle connected to neck of vase by a double collar. Design in relief: a band runs up the front of the body and returns outwards in a spinal form on each side of the vessel.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.4205.411.7109Fork-handled bowl, base ring ware. Characteristic form, funnel shaped below, narrow upright rim.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.4506.814.9186Bull vase, base ring ware, front leg and one horn broken off, eyes added in pellets of clay, nose forming spout, filler hole at back of head, and handle from rim of hole to middle of back. Painted design in white of binding pattern.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.53013.810.1312Globular bottle, buff pottery, narrow neck issuing between two vertical handles. Painted design of orange and red, brightly glazed concentric circles. Mycenaean.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.142020.53.2516Red clay with buff slip. Shallow. Two horned handles originally, one missing has been restored with plaster. Otherwise repaired. Interior and exterior design in black bands; below foot a cross within a black band and black rings, outside which are lattice triangles.Europe, Cyprus, Amathus
CyprusII.C.154022.316642Buff pottery and slip. Mouth broken, grooved handle, globular body. Painted design in black and brown of binding pattern on handle, concentric circles and vertical circles on body.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.156039.6312000Buff pottery and slip, pinched lip, broken grooved handle, globular body. Painted design in black and red, binding pattern on handle, concentric and vertical circles.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.209029.85.7831Flat outspreading rim, cylindrical neck, small solid handles at sides and a long body.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.277027.8Pottery lampEurope, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.278Fragments of pottery lamps.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.27902.59.8Pottery lampEurope, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.28002.510.2Pottery lampEurope, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.28102.410.2Pottery lampEurope, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.28202.710.05Pottery lampEurope, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.286Fragments of pottery lamps.Europe, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.287.B3426Marble and various fragmentsEurope, Cyprus
CyprusII.C.307.B098.1Showing Greek influence.Europe, Cyprus
20001196300Terracotta Figurine of Athena Parthenos, which is a copy of the chryselephantine statue at Athens by Pheidius. The goddess wears a stola and cloak, with a small aegis over her shoulder. Also on her head she wears a helmet with three figures on (? Sphinx and 2 griffins or 3 sphinxes). The central one supports the crest. Her left hand rests on the shield, with a large gorgoneion-devise, and inside the shield rests the snake. Her right hand holds a smalled winged Nike and rests on a column. Low base, probably Roman (2nd Century - 3rd Century AD). It is very worn with distinct mould-marks. In 1983 it has been proven to be a fake.
1970.77914Roman pottery amphora, probably 5th - 6th century AD, spatheion type. Coarse ware, covered with a thick marine deposit, including bryozoa, round coral (carophyllium) and worm tubes (vermetus and serpula). Tip of foot missingAfrica, Libya, East Cyrenaica, Badia, found in sea off Marsa Lucch
1995.11798.531.5Large intact Roman amphora of elongated rhater than spherical type with two handles and narrow spikeEurope, Spain, Cadiz
Cyprus3515919.69.4376.8Ovoid body extending to a flat stump-like base, concave neck with circular everted rim. Handle from mid-neck to shoulder. Very well mixed clay with fine grit grog, fired buff. Slipped and smoothed. Medium red surface. Mended from several pieces.Europe, Cyprus, Vounous
Cyprus351609.712.3352Slipped and polished evenly. Red surface with black top and interior. Repaired by excavator.Europe, Cyprus, Vounous
Cyprus3516112.49.5266Tulip bowl with flat nipple base, two vertical concave lugs, one of them horizontally pierced in the centre, from the rim. Very well mixed clay with fine grit and straw grog, fired grey-black with buff exterior face on lower body. Slipped and polished. Red buff surface with black top and interior, white filled incised decoration. [Description from E. & J.Stewart 1950: 105.]

Vessel type: Tulip bowl
Site: Vounous cemetery B
Tomb: 96
Vessel number: 5
Features: Tapered body, pointed base. Two elaborate vertical concave lugs at rim, one with pierced string hole.
Decoration: Elaborate white filled incised decoration on body and lugs.
Europe, Cyprus, Vounous
Cyprus351625.53.63.437Animal head from cult vessel, very well mixed clay with fine grit grog, fired grey-black with buff exterior face on lower body. Slipped and polished. Possibly part of a handle, incised decoration.Europe, Cyprus, Vounous
312.92A single looped, socketed axe head. Sub-rectangular at the mouth, with quadrangular body which widens towards a cutting edge, which is worn down at one side. There are three rib-mouldingsat the mouth which are not visible on the reverse face due to corrosion. There are cracks in the bronze around the mouth of the axe. The casting seams are visible down both sides.Europe, United Kingdom, England, Lancashire, River Ribble
195Sub-rectangular at mouth with sub-rectangular, angular body. There is a moulding at the mouth which is damaged; the surface of the implement appears scored with wavy lines; there is a large hole in one face and a smaller hole on the second face.Europe, United Kingdom, England, Lancashire, River Ribble
125Single looped, socketed celt with lateral indentations below the loop which continue as ridges across both faces. Sub-rectangular at the mouth, with triple mouldings: The cutting edge is rounded. Third of one face is missing from mouth to above first ridge. Corroded. Similar to type common in FranceEurope, United Kingdom, England, Lancashire, River Ribble
90Single looped, indented socketed axe with lateral indentations: Rectangular in cross-section at the mouth, where there are two mouldings, the implement is damaged at the mouth. The loop is broken; the cast seams are visible. Flattens convexly towards a curved cutting edge, which is also damagedEurope, United Kingdom, England, Lancashire, River Ribble
430A loopless palstave with concave blade which expands towards the crescentic cutting edge and high flanges. A median ridge decorates the faces of the blade below the ledge-like stop. There is a mark on one side which could possibly be the remains of a loop, or more likely a cast seam. There are small holes in it due to casting. The butt end is damaged.Europe, United Kingdom, England, Lancashire, River Ribble
455A slender looped palstave, with low flange, ledge -like stop, narrow blade and butt. The cutting edge is curved and damaged on one side. The butt is also damaged on one side. The cast seam is visible on the loopless side.Europe, United Kingdom, England, Lancashire, River Ribble
Bronzes346658.91.155Socketed gouge, with moulding around the mouth. Corroded, there is a hole 0. 9 diameter below the mouthEurope, United Kingdom, England, Lancashire, River Ribble
Flints3464318.28580A slender side looped spearhead, with small loops 1.3 cms from the bottom of the blade, one of the loops is broken and one blade is damaged. It is heavily corroded.Europe, England, Greater Manchester, Leigh,
555A loopless palstave with high flanges and a stop ridge. It has a short butt in which there is a hole pierced, just above the stop ridge. The flanges extend beyond the stop ridge, and the blade has a crescentic cutting edge, one tip of which is broken. The butt end is chipped and the whole implement is corroded.Europe, England, Delamere Forest
Invertebrate Palaeontology
LL.11837D:8x1cm, 150gJurassic, Lower, Toarcian, Upper Lias
Europe, England, North Yorkshire, Whitby
Vertebrate Palaeontology
LL.1187014x8x3cm, 219gMalta
Neogene, Miocene
Invertebrate Palaeontology
LL.15927.36545 intotal. ave 7x4x5cm, ave 150gJurassic, Lower, Lias
365No flanges, narrow butt. Convex sides, curved cutting edge which is chipped. The butt end has been hammered flat. The surface of the bronze is pitted.Europe, Ireland, County Dublin
BH72 A PIT7.42.990.6stone axe head from London believed to be example fo a thunder stone or keranuos
Asia Collection
0.2915.a-c063.115Three tanged flint scrapers or knives: (a) is black flint, oval with retouched edges; (b) and (c) are both grey flint, irregular in shape with retouched edges.
Asia Collection
0.2916/1-100005Ten flint arrowheads: three rhomboids, five tanged and two hollow-based.
Asia Collection
0.2284/1-209330Fourteen flint arrowheads; two flint spearheads; one flint borer; two tanged flint scraper/knives. All are well made, mostly leaf-shaped, rhomboid and triangular, several are tanged and two are hollow-based. One spearhead is leaf-shaped, the other triangular.
Pacific Collection
T.17843137Wedge-shaped black stone, rounded butt and hog-back section. Polished all over. One face slightly bevelled at cutting edge. Some percussion pits on other face.
Asia Collection
0.4381.b233110Borer made from a light honey-coloured flint. Tang at one end, point at other. One long edge carefully reworked.
Invertebrate Palaeontology
LL.15932H56x36x24cm, 9000g
416833757.548.5170Cobble of yellow brown quartzite. Used as hammer stone at three points.Europe, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell, Creswell Crags, Church Hole Cave
416842.75.54.996Stone implement, a Nenderthal chopperEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
416854.17.76.2436Stone implementEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
416865.36.37.1400Stone implement, Neanderthal chopperEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
416871.58.14.765Stone implement, flake from Neanderthal toolEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
4168938.38.4Neanderthal or Mousterian quartzite scraper.Europe, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell, Creswell Crags, Robin Hood Cave
4169046.56.2202Stone implement, Neanderthal chopperEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
416914.37.86.3329Stone implement, a Neanderthal quartzite scraper
4169245111.555373Chopping tool. Neanderthal. Elongated cobble of reddish sedimentary quartzite with 3 removals from dorsal face and 4 from ventral.Europe, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell, Creswell Crags, Church Hole Cave
41693310.75.6180Stone implementEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
416945.86.86.6285Stone implementEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
416951.76.73.945Stone implementEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
416961.65.55.140Stone implementEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
Flints338202.26.82.214Roughly rectangular flake which is probably naturally formed and which shows no obvious evidence of human workmanship. Neanderthal?Europe, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell, Creswell Crags
416536553Stone implement - apparently from Neanderthal flaking of stone cobbles in the Creswell GorgeEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
Flints338331.510.61.5Side and end scraper, elongated oval in outline with unretouched bulbar surface. The reverse surface is neatly worked in shallow flakes around all its edges leaving a patch of cortex at the centre. The surface is convex at the proximal end, flattening out towards the pointed distal end. The two long edges are step-flaked. Condition good.Europe, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell, Creswell Crags
4165274.545Stone implement, apparently a quartzite flake of Neanderthal workmanshipEurope, United Kingdom, England, Derbyshire, Creswell Crags
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