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Foreign Archaeology (Fa617), alabastron
Alabastron with elongated body, flat bottom, slender neck with collar, vertical strap handle and flat rim. Brown band on mouth, brown vertical tongues on the collar. The body is decorated with bands alternately brown and purple, on the middle there is a reserved band with 'running dogs' painted with silhouette technique, without incised lines.
Foreign Archaeology (H5178)
A seated figure of a woman in a long dress. She wears a crown of uraei (cobras) with a double uraei at the front. Her long wig is incised. Her eyes are inlaid, and are green and white with some evidence of black. Her feet are missing, and there are corrosion spots. She has no arms, but one arm is with the object.
Foreign Archaeology (Ha5359)
A carved wooden boat with a flat base and curved bow and stern. It has been painted dark red, the deck is white with red lines (there are spaces for about 15 figures). There are twelve figures with the boat: two kneeling figures with white garments and dark red skin (one has black painted facial features, worn away). There are ten standing men, one has no arms, six have two arms, two have a left arm only, one has a right arm only. There are two loose arms. All have white garments and dark red skin. There are four poles: one red with black end, one red, one curved (the longest), one striped with a rounded end. (Mast and steering post.)
Foreign Archaeology (H1746)
A roughly carved figure of a man with one hand to his mouth. He has a rounded headdress. The eyes are part-drilled and it is drilled widthways behind the head.
Foreign Archaeology (H932)
Terracotta cinerary urn with lid in form of sarcophagus. Reclining female figure on lid, draped in a mantle, with her head upon two pillows. On the front of the urn there is a moulded decoration depicting a combat scene with four figures: on the right is a soldier holding a round shield (hoplite?), beside him a soldier wearing a loin cloth stabs with a spear or hooked plough-shareat a kneeling klited enemy soldier who draws back hios sword arm, behind him stands a soldier wielding a sword and wearing a red cloak. The scene is said to re[present the Battle of Marathon betweeen the Persians and the Athenians in 490 BCE, and was a popular subject for these urns. Above the scene there is a painted inscription on the 'frame' of the scene, partially preserved: 'IAST...INA THAPRN' daughter of A. Anaina. There are traces of red, black and yellow colours on the lid and front face of the urn.
Foreign Archaeology (H3096), shabti
Mummiform figurine with inscription. Pale green matt faience with painted black hieroglyphs. Inscribed ' the Osiris [...] Truer Voice.'
Foreign Archaeology (H4547.P)
Back of the (now) 8th page of a sketchbook that is thought to have belonged to Giovanni Belzoni. Horizontal pencil sketch of what is presumably an Egyptian sculpture partially buried in sand. A face can be seen and part of the upper chest. The next three pages of the book have been removed. The page is creased vertically down the middle which might suggest that the notebook was not originally bound with a hard cover.
Foreign Archaeology (H4551)
Drawing of a mummified body in a coffin. It is believed that the mummified body depicted in the drawing was sold to Brussels Museum by Sarah Belzoni. If so, the deceased was a man called Boutehamon.
Foreign Archaeology (H3318)
A carved stone figure of an animal (monkey ?) on all fours behind a larger figure (broken). It has a large rectangular base and the figures have red and black paint on them.
Foreign Archaeology (H2074.1)
A flower shaped bead, cone shaped with 6 petals. It is white with blue-green top and bottom. Pierced top to bottom.
Foreign Archaeology (Ha5310)
A bowl with a shallow pointed base which becomes vertical. It has a rounded rim with a groove around the outside, just below the rim. The rim is chipped. The clay is beige with red colouring on the outside.
Foreign Archaeology (H1111.2)
Small wax figure of Hapi, one of the sons of Horus. Figure and features indistinct.
Foreign Archaeology (H1111.1)
One of three flat wax figures of the (4) sons of Horus. Duamutef, the jackal god, protector of the stomach. Pointed upright ears, although one is broken. Snout. Figure and features indistinct.
Foreign Archaeology (H3625)
Chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead Ten (10) fragments of papyrus, mounted together: 1. 53mm*30mm, mainly black hierogylphs, some red 2. 75mm*79mm, black hierogylphs in columns, red and yellow border 3. 70mm*56mm, hieroglyphs in red and black in columns, red and yellow border 4. 70mm*44mm, yellow canopy with hanging objects 5. 63mm*60mm, hierogylphs in red and black 6. 68mm*49mm, corner piece showing part of the white crown of Upper Egypt 7. 56mm*43mm, hierogylphs in black Plus three smaller fragments with hierogylphs
Foreign Archaeology (H3628)
Chapter 1 and Chapter 15 of the ook of the Dead Three fragments of a drawing. One fragment of a woman kneeling infront of part of sundisc with rays coming down from it. Another shows a kneeling woman with one arm up. The final piece shows a man holding a staff (body missing) behind a man (possibly also holding a staff).
Foreign Archaeology (H3687)
Fragments from the Book of the Dead. Other parts in Museo Civico Bologna, Library of the City and University of Frankfurt, and the British Museum Three piece of papyrus in the same mount. 'A' has seated figures above red and (mainly) black hieratic writing. 'B' has three pieces, only the largest has black hieratic writing. 'C' has standing mummified gods with feathers on their heads and row of stars above. It has one register of hieroglyphs above and two below. Plus very small fragments of papyrus. Some have black paint on them. [By 3 different artists, probably from 3 different papyri, but now known to be from one book].
Foreign Archaeology (H1851)
Two pieces of papyrus mounted in glass (originally on green card). They both have columns of hieroglyphs, the smaller one is just in black; the larger one has black and red writing, plus part of a serpent on the right hand side.
Foreign Archaeology (Ha5518)
A human adult female left hand, partially wrapped in coarse linen bandages, with part of a (white) faience ring on the third finger. Complete hand encased in preserved skin with fingernails and carpal bones exposed.
Foreign Archaeology (F952)
Dark brown clay oil lamp with a slightly rimmed circular base and a pierced lug handle. The round body leads out to an elongated, channelled nozzle, which is pierced with a large wick-hole. The central discus is decorated with a Chi-Rho symbol, and is pierced with two small filling-holes. There is a leaf pattern around the outside of this, on the shoulder. Thought to be a replica.
Foreign Archaeology (Ha7452)
A buff-coloured clay oil lamp, glazed red. It has a circular body, with a notched ring handle at one end and a short, protruding nozzle with a circular wick-hole at the other end. The central discus is missing. There is an indented motif on the underside of the base.
Foreign Archaeology (F950)
Red terracotta clay (possibly 'pitcher') lamp. It has a round base leading up into a cylindrical body with a wide open neck, which acts as the filling-hole. It has a looped handle at the back, and a protruding, channelled nozzle. There is no surface decoration.
Foreign Archaeology (H3596)
Clay oil lamp. Punic variant of the 'cocked-hat'. It consists of a shallow dish with the rim pinched in on three sides to form two nozzles with two wick-holes. It has a small circular base. The surface is undecorated. Blackened patches suggest it may have actually been used as a lamp.
Foreign Archaeology (H1952)
5 fragments of a carved stone jar. The two larger pieces have been repaired. It is cream with vertical beige stripes in the stone.
Foreign Archaeology (H2680)
A blue-green amulet of a naked standing man with bow legs and his hands on his hips. His head and the bottom of his legs are missing.
Foreign Archaeology (H2927)
Ptah-Sokar amulet. A naked man standing on a base with large thighs and his hands on his hips. He has a bald head and is a pale blue-green colour. There is a rectangular loop for suspension behind his head.
Foreign Archaeology (H3453.1)
A green figure of a man standing with bow legs on a base. He is naked and is pierced for suspension widthways through his head.
Foreign Archaeology (Ha7327)
A headdress: a lotus flower with obelisk coming out from the middle (feather decoration on either side). It is has part of a pilaster on the back. Both the top and the bottom are broken. It is a green and brown colour.
Foreign Archaeology (H825)
Black gloss shallow bowl, with convex wall which rests on a high foot concave on outer face. A groove at the bottom of the wall. Black glazed with groove and underside foot reserved, red line on the inner edge of foot.
Foreign Archaeology (H96), shabti
mummiform figurine. Limestone. Feet and ankles missing. Face is red,hair black, rest of body covered in yellow slip. Inscription worn away (Dodson 2004)
Foreign Archaeology (H834), patera
Lustous black gloss bowl, so-called salt cellar, with convex wall with ribbed pattern and groove at the bottom, high foot concave on outer surface.
Foreign Archaeology (H3130)
Red painted picture of a bird/ pot on a shiny grey stone with orange peel texture.
Foreign Archaeology (Ea11149)
Manuscript abstracts of papers proposed for the International Congress of Americanists, London, 1912. Adela Breton helped to organise the conference and after to edit the conference papers for publication.
Foreign Archaeology (Ea10961)
Big terracotta askos with plastic decoration. It has globular body, flat base and tall spout with flat rim. A large horizontal ribbon handle is attached on the shoulder. Applied on the body there are 2 reliefs of winged gorgon head .On both sides of the body there are also 4 foreparts of horses and 2 draped and winged female figures (Nike). A third draped female figure is attached on the handle. The surface of the vessel is partially worn, but traces of the polycromathic decoration still remain. The upper part of the body is decorated with pink colour, the lower part with bands of opposing triangles in pink, white, and red. The neck is decorated with scales in red, white and blue. Traces of pink, yellow and red pigments remain on the gorgon heads and on the female figures. One of the horses has reins depicted in red.
Foreign Archaeology (H2924)
A crudely carved figure of a hawk or falcon, painted black with a drilled hole in the base for attaching it to another piece with a wooden peg.
Foreign Archaeology (Fa571)
A roughly circular coin. Large 'M' shape on once face. 40 nummia denomination.
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