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Foreign Archaeology (W2134)
Large brass effect pin badge produced by the British Legion for Remembrance Day 2016. Large red poppy at centere, with wording around the edge in white: BATTLE OF THE SOMME 1916 2016
Foreign Archaeology (H4547.E)
Front of the (now) 3rd page of a sketchbook that is thought to have belonged to Giovanni Belzoni. The top half of the page contains a fairly elaborate pencil drawing of a building (presumably an Egyptian tomb) plan. Measurements of some of the walls have been recorded on the plan, to the right of the page. The bottom half of the page is blank. The whole page is impressed with 3 crescents in the centre The whole page is creased vertically down the middle which might suggest that the notebook was not originally bound with a hard cover.
Foreign Archaeology (W2089)
Bronze plaque with frame and curved top. TO THE CITY OF BRISTOL THIS TABLET IS GIVEN AS A TRIBUTE OF GRATITUDE BY THE BELGIANS WHO FOUND A HOME IN THIS CITY DURING THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1918
Foreign Archaeology (Cast7)
The plaster cast of a standing warrior with his left foot forward and right arm raised. He wears a plumed helmet and is otherwise naked. He has an elborate hairstyle under the helmet with tight curls on the forehead. A full face helmet, pushed back. His forearms are missing, legs and feet are damaged.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast8)
A standing warrior with left foot and arm extended forward. He is carrying a shield and is naked. He has a full face helmet with eye holes pushed back on his head. Damaged.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast9)
The plaster cast of a standing warrior satue, with his left foot forward. He has a shield on his left arm and his right arm clenched behind. He is naked and and the spear is missing from the right hand. Fairly complete, helmet damaged. Bearded.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast10)
The plaster cast of a warrior lying on his back, on his shield, proped up on his elbow. Right hand raised. Helmeted and greaved, otherwise naked. Damage to shield and helmet.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast11)
The plaster cast of a fallen warrior lying half on his side and half on his back, propped on left elbow. Right leg flexed, left leg extended. Helmeted, otherwise naked. Very damaged.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast12)
The plaster cast of a warrior kneeling, right foot forward, right arm raised, weapon missing. Naked. Helmeted, flaps at side turned up. Left arm damaged - possibly once had a shield. Recently painted, white gloss.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast13)
The plaster cast of a warrior kneeling, left foot forward. Naked, helmeted. Arms broken off at elbows.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast14)
The plaster cast of a casualty lying on his left side. Possibly withdrawing an arrow or spear from his chest. Naked. He has an elaborate hairstyle, coiled on his forehead, long and crinkled down the back - circlet around head. Right leg crossed over left.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast15)
The plaster cast of a casualty lying on his right side, left leg raised and flexed but not crossed over right. Leaning on his right elbow. Elaborate hairstyle, tight curls on forehead, long crinkly hair down his back, circlet round head. There is a hole, a wound, in the left of his chest. Recently painted.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast16)
The plaster cast of Herakles, a man kneeling back on his right heel, left leg extended, arms raised (left arm broken at shoulder, right arm broken at the elbow). He is clothed: cuirass and kilt, helmet with lion's head skin, the base is broken in two.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast18)
The plaster cast of part of the torso of a warrior (head, 2 hands, one arm and its lower legs missing due to modern breakage). He is naked, with right arm outstretched, right leg flexed, left leg extended.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast19)
The plaster cast of a kneeling archer, possibly Paris (see British Museum handbook p.11). His left leg is up, holding (missing) bow in left hand, pulling string with his right, wearing cuirass and kilt, helmeted, quiver on left hip, legs and left hand damaged. Base detached and has the toes.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast20)
The plaster cast of a kneeling archer, left leg raised, kneeling on right leg, arms broken, but would be holding a bow in his left hand, string in his right. He is wearing a tight fitting costume, Phrygian (?) cap on head, floppy. Much damaged. No base.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast21)
A plaster cast, thought to be of bronze figure surmounting pediment of Temple of Aphaia, Aegina. Standing female, right arm is half raised, left arm holding her skirt of full length dress, over which is chiton (?). Diadem on long wavy hair, curls or discs on brow.
Foreign Archaeology (Cast24)
Bassae frieze cast. Panel showing (from left to right): cloaked centaur attacking naked lapith by seizing the circular shield he carries. Lapith's right foot on quarters of a second centaur fallen in front of him. On extreme left is second lapith with his left hand in fallen centaur's hair; his head is missing. Marked in wet plaster on top edge "N1"(?), marked in paint bottom left "9". Third panel from the right of the north side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast25)
Cast of panel: in centre is a centaur, kicking with his rear legs into circular shield being used by lapith to defend himself at the right of centaur whose human torso is attachking another lapith in a sort of 'vampire' grip, this other lapith apparently sinking a sword into the centaur's belloy. Under the centaur crouches another centaur. Marked in wet plaster on top edge is "N2" or "N22"; marked in paint bottom left is " ' ". Second panel from the right of the north side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast26)
Cast of a frieze. Showing, from right to left: Centaur seizing partly dressed lapith woman by right arm; she is carrying a child in her left and to her left is a second centaur, carrying a shield, attacking with his forelegs a crouching clothed lapith? man. Whitewashed. Marked "N3" on wet plaster. No black painted number bottom left - possibly painted over? Third panel from the right of the west side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast27)
Cast of a panel, showing from left: two centaurs facing each other who appear to be heaving a large stone (?) on to the shield of lapith Caineius (according to BM handbook). On their left is a male lapith, naked expect for a cloak and shield, and on his left, female lapith dressed in swirling drapery. Marked "N4" on wet plaster. Black painted number at bottom left "11". Seventh panel from the right of the west side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast28)
Cast of a panel, showing from left: fighting centaur facing central male lapith who has seized the centaur's left foreleg in his right arm. Behind him and to his left another amle lapith seizes hair of a fallen centaur with his right arm while twisting centaur's right arm with his own left one. Marked "5" on top edge in wet plaster. Painted bottom left is the number "7". Second panel from the right of the west side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast29)
Cast of panel, showing from left: lapith encircled by cloak, shield on his back, fleeing from a centaur with raised forelegs and right arm raised to strike. Behind him on right edge of panel is a lapith woman clutching child to her hip (her head missing). Marked "N8" (?) or "8" on wet plaster. Part of defaced number "6" (?) painted in black on bottom left. Left hand panel from the west side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast30)
Cast of panel, from left: centaur moving left clutching lapith woman in both hands, she is facing backwards, her left arm extended outwards in a plea for help. Behind her on the right side of the panel a lapith man struggles with a centaur (only latter's arm and leg are visible) who has him in a stranglehold with his right arm, and his left arm reaching for his groin. Marked "N7" in the wet plaster at top of panel, painted "1" in black at bottom left. Right hand panel from the north side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast31)
The plaster cast of a panel, details of the bottom left hand corner are missing (presumably from antiquity); from right to left: Lapith with shield and helmeted, half fallen, is being resoundingly thumped by centaur. Latter faces right and has hold of lapith's head as well as kicking him in the armpit with his left foreleg. Centaur also appears to be holding a woman to his right, as his tail seems to be wrapped around her; also he may be holding her with his right arm (which is missing). Upper part of a figure facing left remains in top left hand corner. Fourth panel from the right of the west side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast32)
Cast of a panel, showing, from left: male Lapith struggling with a centaur who has his head butting into the Lapith's stomach and one of his (?) forelegs wrapped around the Lapith's foot. Mid-panel is another Lapith, male, seizes the hair of the centaur on his left, while being about to strike him. Marked "N9" in wet plaster, and in bottom left corner is "10" in black paint. Fifth panel from the right of the west side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast33)
Cast of panel, showing, from left: two suppliant Lapith women, one clothed, with arms outstretched, one having her clothes torn off by a centaur. Behind the two women is a statue of Artemis which one woman is clutching. On his other side the centaur grapples with a Lapith man., Behind the latter a centaur's animal cloak hangs from a tree. Written in wet plaster is "10" and in black paint in bottom left corner is "4". Sixth panel from the right of the west side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast34)
Cast of panel showing: Artemis and Apollo driving to the right in a chariot drawn by stags. Marked on the top edge in wet plaster is "11" and "5" is painted in black on the bottom left corner. Left hand panel from the west side frieze (battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast35)
Cast of a panel showing: A battle between the Greeks and the Amazons. On the left is a Greek male (?) facing right to grapple with a central Amazon (lower legs of both presumably missing from antiquity). On the right stands an Amazon looking back over her shoulder and supporting a fallen Amazon on the extreme right. Marked "531" on wet plaster. The plaster is much softer and heavier than the other casts and is reinforced with a metal bar at the back. Bottom left has damaged black paint "12" (?). Probably the left hand panel from the south side frieze (battle between the Greeks and the Amazons).
Foreign Archaeology (Cast36)
Part of a panel of architectural frieze: It was originally nearly square; the bottom right hand corner has broken off. It's subject is not clear. A clothed male carries a naked male torso by hoisting one of its arms over his head. He has a shield on his right hand side. It appears to have been fairly damaged in antiquity. No numbers are apparent. Left hand end of the second panel from right of east side of the frieze (battle of the Greeks and the Amazons).
Foreign Archaeology (Ha5588)
Portion of a coffin footpiece, from an inner coffin. Two edges are covered in cartonnage and pigment, whilst the other two are undecorated wood. The top face shows a mummified body covered in cloth laying on the back of an apis bull. There are three bands of colour beneath. The remains of a peg or dowel protrude from one of the undecorated edges. This edge is also covered in a dark resinous material that could possibly be an ancient adhesive.
Foreign Archaeology (H879), unguentarium
This is a piece of clear glass unguentarium, with a green tinge to the surface. It is part of the base/body.
Foreign Archaeology (Ha5447), ushabti
Six faience 'shabti' figurines of varying sizes. Tied to a piece of black card. One of the largest shabtis is inscribed down the front of the body. 4 of the shabtis have collector's stickers with the number "6" on.
Foreign Archaeology (H1913)
Beige and pink marbelled flint lance head, with rounded point and forked butt made from convex curves. The edges are very finely finished.
Foreign Archaeology (H1459)
2 brown carvings with a roughly rectangular top and two curved protrusions which look like legs and feet. One has two holes in the top and a two concentric circles in the middle, the other has one hole in the top and two concentric circles in the middle (and a broken leg).
Foreign Archaeology (H1504)
Cone shaped mace head with wide, concave bottom and convex top side with a neck and a regular central hole (which is wider at the top). It is dark with pink and cream patches.
Foreign Archaeology (Ha7459)
A roughly rectangular block of carved stone: bas relief sculpture. One of the longer faces depicts part of a design made of incised lines, in which 2 serpents' heads feature. Faint traces of red paint. Surface damaged in places. An end face has bas-relief of part of raised arm, paitned red. Other end face is rebated and tooled. Top and bottom faces are tooled, the back rough.
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