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    knife

    Knife; handle and blade made from one piece of bone; the blade has three notches along the top ridge and is separated from the handle by two incised lines; the handle ends in a concave curve.

    • Object type: knife
    • Find spot: London Wall
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    shoe

    Shoe; leather; rounded toe; complete with sole; front and rear sections once joined by thread; decoration on front: two rows of vertical slashing and bands of lightly incised horizontal lines; plain heel section.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front portion of round-toed shoe; leather; no sole or heel section; band of vertical slashes with wavy edges between bands of light lines.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Rounded front portion of shoe; leather; no sole or heel; split on left hand; irregular row of incised vertical lines.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Rounded front portion of shoe; leather; no sole or heel; split on left hand; line of vertical slashes near broad end.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front portion of rounded shoe; leather; no sole; lightly slashed and lightly incised decoration; four incised lines run around broad end of upper, forming border.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front and heel section of rounded shoe; leather; no sole; decoration: line of vertical slashing followed by zigzag pattern of small incisions, followed by line of diagonal slashes; heel section: jagged edge, corded border and pattern of...

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front section and sole of rounded shoe; leather; no heel; decoration: border of small cuts followed by line of vertical slashes with wavy edges; assortment of large and small slashes crudely executed.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front portion of square-toed shoe; leather; no sole or heel; decoration:; band of vertical wavy-edged slashes; zigzag pattern formed of small incised lines.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front portion of rounded shoe; leather; no sole; slashed decoration; row of diagonal slashes followed by row of vertical slashes; three rows of horizontal slashes grouped in pairs, separated by diagonal slashes in groups of three; incised...

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
  • plaque

    Plaque; silver; square; diagonally hatched border either side of reserved Hebrew lettering.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Find spot: Halkida
  • plaque

    Plaque; silver; square; with rectangluar rim broken off; diagonally hatched border below reserved Hebrew lettering.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Find spot: Halkida
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    key

    Iron key; kidney-shaped bow, square section; solid stem, octagonal section, shoulder mid-bit and after bit, projects beyond bit, two incised lines below bow, mid-stem and at shoulders; flat-sectioned bit.

    • Object type: key
    • Find spot: Thames, River
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    costrel

    Costrel(?); leather; cylindrical; three raised bands decorated with incised herring-bone design; raised spout; two pierced shoulders decorated with large incisions.

    • Object type: costrel
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    disc

    Disc; bone; carved; decorated with concentric circles.

    • Object type: disc
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    knife-sharpener

    Knife-sharpener; steel; cylindrical tube; one end missing, the other is a club end, two collars decorated with incised intersecting lines at each end.

    • Object type: knife-sharpener
    • Production date: 15thC
    • Production place: Italy
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    shoe

    Front portion of round-toed shoe; leather; no sole or heel; line of vertical slashes between two borders composed of three horizontal lines lightly etched; right side crumpled.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front portion of round-toed shoe; leather; no sole or heel; two pieces: lower forming strap decorated with diagonal slashes which passes over instep; front decorated with vertical slashes between two plain borders near toe; diamond-shaped...

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front and half the sole of round-toed shoe; leather; decoration: ragged line of vertical slashes; lightly incised pattern.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    shoe

    Front portion of round-toed shoe; no sole or heel; very long upper; decoration: line of diagonal slashes near broad end of upper.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    clog

    Triangular leather from clog; decorated with stamped pattern: scrolls issuing from vertical line or stem of plant.

    • Object type: clog
  • chess-piece

    Chess-piece; jet; cylindrical projection on top; incised line and ring-and-dot decoration on sides.

    • Object type: chess-piece
    • Production date: 12thC
    • Production place: England
    • Find spot: Thelton
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    shoe

    Front portion of round-toed shoe; leather; no sole or heel; decoration: line of vertical slashes between horizontal bands; incised pattern composed of strokes in pairs; divided down middle by two diamond shapes of incised lines, between two...

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    dagger-sheath

    Dagger sheath; leather; projection at top; decoration: three panels; raised leather bands; parallel grooves run along side of sheath.

    • Object type: dagger-sheath
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    dagger-sheath

    Dagger sheath; leather; thick; crudely incised design on upper face: series of designs between plain borders.

    • Object type: dagger-sheath
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    sword-sheath

    Sword sheath; leather; fragments only; decorated with incised floral scroll.

    • Object type: sword-sheath
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    shoe

    Upper part of shoe; leather; two pieces; openwork diamond-shaped pattern with half-circles left complete in two corners; two incised parallel lines between diamond shapes; with ten fragments.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: London
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    shoe

    Shoe; leather; round-toed; decorated with incised bands containing small incisions.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 15thC
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    pin

    Pin; bone; pointed head above two incised rings.

    • Object type: pin
    • Find spot: Minories
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    doll

    Doll; bone; with wedge-shaped body; incised facial features, but no mouth; grooved lines around the neck.

    • Object type: doll
    • Find spot: Qaw el-Kebir
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    weight

    Weight; stone; round; upper and lower edges with flat, sloping sides; marked with an X-shaped design of incised lines.

    • Object type: weight
    • Find spot: Egypt
  • amulet

    Rectangular amulet; lead; pierced for suspension in all four corners. Both sides inscribed with Greek script, astrological symbol on the reverse; corners damaged.

    • Object type: amulet
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    pendant

    Pendant; bone; heart-shaped; carved in one piece with suspension loop; with a number of slanted grooves on each side.

    • Object type: pendant
    • Find spot: Badari, el-
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    knife

    Knife-handle; bone; hollow tube; circular perforation for rivet and incised ornament arranged in two bands with row of dots above.

    • Object type: knife
    • Find spot: Rambures
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    kiln-furniture

    Kiln furniture; coarse stoneware setter; solid disc with wide incised channel down centre.

    • Object type: kiln-furniture
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Fulham Pottery
    • Find spot: Fulham Pottery
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    kiln-furniture

    Kiln furniture; fused pile of five kiln 'setters'(?); white stoneware discs each with wide incised cross; discs increase in diameter towards bottom of pile.

    • Object type: kiln-furniture
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Production place: Fulham Pottery
    • Find spot: Fulham Pottery
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    vessel

    Nine fragments of brown-glazed ware; incised or moulded decoration and some parts of handles.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Blackbrook
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    vessel-stand

    Dish-stand?; white earthenware; inscription incised in the paste.

    • Object type: vessel-stand
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Leeds
    • Find spot: Old Leeds Pottery
  • gaming-piece

    Gambling counter; silver; obverse: incised pound sign with flourishes; inscription in panel; toothed border; reverse: same.

    • Object type: gaming-piece
  • token

    Shipping token; brass; obverse: initials; inscription; beaded border; reverse: incised number.

    • Object type: token
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    spoon

    Spoon; silver; with straight handle of oblong rectangular section; a `Puritan' spoon with rather a shallow oval bowl; on the concave side of the bowl, a leopard's head, crowned; on the back of the handle, maker's marks and the date-letter...

    • Object type: spoon
    • Producer: William Clent (Made by)
    • Production date: 1642-1643
    • Production place: London
    • Find spot: Dagenham Marshes
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    urn

    Pottery urn; squat; biconical; smooth, dark grey fabric; everted rim and rounded base; decorated with row of dots between two horizontal lines below the neck and alternate panels of incised horizontal and vertical lines.

    • Object type: urn
    • Find spot: Howletts
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    toggle

    Bone toggle; flat tear-shaped; large central hole; attachment groove around vertical edge; incised geometric decoration.

    • Object type: toggle
    • Find spot: Denmark
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    ring

    Copper alloy ring decorated with grooves.

    • Object type: ring
    • Find spot: Marne
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    stud

    Copper alloy stud, octagonal and incised with concentric design of triangles.

    • Object type: stud
    • Find spot: Moselle, River; Mosel, River; Rhine, River
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    fastener

    Bronze dress-fastener (?), consisting of a shank with spatulate terminals, incised decoration.

    • Object type: fastener
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    tweezers

    Copper alloy tweezers; broken in two; decorated with two bands of cross-grooving; narrow type.

    • Object type: tweezers
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    cup

    Pottery cup of brown ware with plain rim, short wide neck and broad, squat, bulbous body decorated with shallow vertical grooves, flat base and a handle one side, perforated.

    • Object type: cup
    • Find spot: Sofia (Bulgaria)
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    artefact

    Stone artefact, rectangular, one end rounded, ring-and-dot on each broad face at top.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Celtic
    • Production date: 5thC-11thC
    • Find spot: Ireland
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    artefact

    Stone artefact, kite-shaped, each broad face with four ring-and-dots in line and three similar along top edge.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Celtic
    • Production date: 5thC-11thC
    • Find spot: Ireland
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    artefact

    Stone artefact, rectangular, each broad face decorated with two ring-and-dot motifs.

    • Object type: artefact
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Celtic
    • Production date: 5thC-11thC
    • Find spot: Ireland
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    tube

    Four copper alloy tubes with incised zigzag.

    • Object type: tube
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    dish

    Pottery rim sherd of shallow dish; pink-buff fabric with under-fired brown glaze on upper surface; incised decoration beneath glaze.

    • Object type: dish
    • Production date: 17thC
    • Find spot: Graffham
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    vessel

    Pottery bodysherd with horizontal incised grooves.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Production date: 1175-1225
    • Find spot: Middleborough
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    amulet

    Green glazed steatite amulet with incised detail in the form of a Hathor-head with a suspension ring at the top(now missing).

    • Object type: amulet
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    jar

    Pottery jar; round shoulder; incised decoration; neck damaged.

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    vessel

    Fragment of the body of red pottery vessel, the fabric is grey in section, the exterior is covered with a red-brown slip and elaborated with incised petal-motifs and annules.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Lahun, el-
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    vessel

    Fragment of the shoulder section of a pottery vessel, the fabric is black in section, the exterior is covered with a burnished red slip and incised decoration.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Fayum
  • vessel

    A sherd of Egyptian red siltware pottery from the wall of a large vessel. Both surfaces are red-slipped with horizontal stripes from pebble-burnishing. The body fabric is dull red with a grey core. The original exterior surface bears an...

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    vessel

    Pottery vessel in form of bird; three legs; small wings; tail with incised detail; hole in top; head forms the spout(restored).

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Asasif
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    vessel

    Fragment of a limestone vessel; part of an incised representation of a seated figure.

    • Object type: vessel
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    sculpture

    Fragment of calcite; incised double crown visible on one surface.

    • Object type: sculpture
    • Find spot: Pyramid of Khafra
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    figure

    Ivory figure of a crouching naked boy with finger to the mouth; side-lock(broken); incised Hieroglyphic text and a decorative border beneath the base.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    trial-piece

    Calcite trial-piece; incised grid on one side.

    • Object type: trial-piece
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    hammer

    Red granite hammer; traces of incised Greek(?) text.

    • Object type: hammer
    • Find spot: Philae
  • figure

    Bronze figure of Isis suckling Harpocrates, with incised details, horns broken, feet rest on an inscribed plinth.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Egypt
  • figure

    Limestone head of a king wearing the nemes; damage to the chin and fore-head; flat back bearing an incised grid.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    mould

    Lower section of a limestone mould, rectangular, incised with outline of a cartouche.

    • Object type: mould
    • Find spot: Gumaiyima
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    mould

    Yellow limestone block, rectangular and double-sided, with incised symbols, exact use uncertain.

    • Object type: mould
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    palette

    Mudstone palette in the form of a fish; incised grooves around the edge; single piercing; tail lost(?).

    • Object type: palette
    • Find spot: Egypt
  • comb

    Wooden comb with one row of eight teeth(stumps only remain) and another row of finer teeth(damaged); incised decoration.

    • Object type: comb
    • Find spot: Thebes
  • figure

    Bronze figure of an Apis bull; sun-disc with a uraeus; incised detail; two tenons beneath the base.

    • Object type: figure
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    inlay

    Bichrome (light-blue with dark-blue details) glazed composition inlay element, in the form of a bird, with incised detail.

    • Object type: inlay
    • Find spot: Awlad Yehia
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    amulet

    Green schist amulet in the form of an offering-table; decorated with incised representations of three vessels and foodstuffs; pierced at the bottom; damage to the edges.

    • Object type: amulet
    • Find spot: Thebes
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    fitting

    Yellow glazed composition fitting in the form of a lotus flower, with incised decoration on both sides, pierced longitudinally.

    • Object type: fitting
    • Find spot: Egypt
  • votive offering

    Hand-modelled unbaked clay figurine, representing the head and shoulders of a ram. Details include incised circles to indicate the eyes, and horns curling around under the eyes. The figurine sits well on a level surface. The clay has been...

    • Object type: votive offering
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    amulet

    Calcite amulet in the form of a falcon; incised detail; the feet and much of the tail have broken away.

    • Object type: amulet
    • Find spot: Armant
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    amulet

    Gold amulet: in the form of a base-bar supporting three rearing uraei, each with incised panel of decoration on breast, the back is elaborated with applied gold wire tails and reinforced with a gold cylinder at shoulder height; a hook of...

    • Object type: amulet
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    pendant

    Green glazed composition leaf-shaped pendant, with incised details, the suspension loops, one of which is broken, are glazed blue.

    • Object type: pendant
    • Find spot: Egypt
  • box

    Rectangular wooden box with a sliding lid decorated with incised grooves.

    • Object type: box
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    pendant

    A collection of 8 glazed composition pendants: 4 green leaf-shaped pendants, with incised detail, all the suspension loops are broken; 4 date pendants (1 yellow, 1 red/yellow, 1 yellow/red and 1 blue/green), only two with suspension loops...

    • Object type: pendant
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    bead

    Elements from a piece of jewellery comprising a large number of blue-green glazed composition cylinder, short cylinder and cylinder disc beads of various dimensions and a smaller number of blue and green glazed composition rectangular...

    • Object type: bead
    • Find spot: Nuri; Kurru, el-
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    jewellery

    Rectangular blue glazed composition fragment of jewellery(?) inscribed with incised Hieroglyphs.

    • Object type: jewellery
    • Find spot: Asyut
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    mirror

    Convex circular bronze mirror decorated with incised annules and concentrics.

    • Object type: mirror
    • Find spot: Alexandria
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    jar

    Pottery jar with a flared foot, convex sides widening to the angular shoulder marked with two incised grooves and a tall neck that narrows to the everted rim, decorated with a buff-coloured slip.

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    plaque

    Fragment of a bronze plaque decorated with an incised representation of Sekhmet enthroned and inscribed with incised Hieroglyphs.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Find spot: Thebes
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    plaque

    Bronze plaque in the shape of an amphora decorated on either side with an incised annule.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    plaque

    Two fragments of a bronze plaque in the form of the head and shoulders of a goddess.

    • Object type: plaque
    • Find spot: Tell Nabasha
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    jar

    Fragment of the pointed base of a redware pottery jar decorated with an incised motif.

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    jar

    Redware pottery jar with a rounded and ridged base and sides decorated with incised grooves and narrowing to the wide everted rim(chipped).

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: San el-Hagar
  • jar

    Part of a redware pottery jar joined with other sections to form a single object with a bulbous body, two small pierced handles and decorated with an incised groove and a ridge near the rim. See the fuller description under 1888,0101.849.

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
  • jar

    Part of a redware pottery jar joined with other sections to form a single object with a bulbous body, two small pierced handles and decorated with an incised groove and a ridge near the rim. See the fuller description under 1887,0101.849.

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    jar

    A jar of coarse red siltware pottery, with a short flared foot, a bulbous body and short, cylindrical neck. There are two small handles, one at either side of the neck. An incised groove runs around the vessel at the level of the base of...

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Tell Dafana
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    ladle

    Bronze ladle with a bipartite adjustable handle(now broken) decorated on one side with incised patterns including a representation of a bird on the circular section near the top, at the top is a wire suspension hoop.

    • Object type: ladle
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    stave

    Bronze stave-head in the form of the Aegis of Amun: a tube with the top in the form of a ram's head wearing the Atef-crown and a stylised incised collar.

    • Object type: stave
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    ferrule

    Bronze ferrule from the base of a Was-sceptre with a cylindrical shaft decorated around the top with two grooves, the base is in the form of two converging prongs, the area between the shaft and the prongs has incised decoration.

    • Object type: ferrule
    • Find spot: Egypt
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    dish

    Pottery dish with a small foot, convex sides, an inverted rim and decorated with a red slip and two incised concentric circles at the centre of the interior.

    • Object type: dish
    • Find spot: Saqqara
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    bead

    Blue glazed composition tubular artefact, perhaps a bead from a piece of jewellery, two grooves incised at lesser end, broken off at greater end, pierced longitudinally.

    • Object type: bead
    • Find spot: Thebes
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    tripod

    Redware pottery tripod comprising of a circular dish incised with chevrons upon three flat legs with incised decoration at the top which join it to the oval base.

    • Object type: tripod
    • Find spot: Jebel Moya
  • jar

    Coarseware Nile silt pottery jar with a flat base, convex sides widening to a shoulder decorated with an incised groove, and a neck narrowing towards the rim. Decorated with a pale slip, with burnt out casts on the surface (from chaff used...

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Matmar
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    jar

    Pottery jar with a flat base, straight sides widening to the angular shoulder, the neck is missing, decorated with a red slip.

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Asyut
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    jar

    Redware pottery jar with a rounded base, straight sides expanding to the small shoulder decorated with two incised grooves, an everted rim, decorated with a red slip.

    • Object type: jar
    • Find spot: Qaw el-Kebir