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Recent Acquisitions

Ten most recent acquisitions

N666: Early Iron Age lamp from Israel
image of N666 EIA lamp from Israel
N. 665 a & b: bridge spouted jar and fenstrated stand, Early Bronze Age, from Afghanistan (documentation on file that these vessels were brought to the US in the 1960s)
image of N665a bridge spouted jar

image of N665b EB stand

Roman wine transport amphora (N.664) image of N664 amphora
A barnacle-encrusted Roman transport amphora (Dressel type 1B, Lyon?, very early 1st c. CE), a gift from the Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado-Boulder.
Roman wine transport amphora (N.663) image of N663 amphora
A Roman transport amphora (Dressel type 1B, Lyon?, very early 1st c. CE), a gift from the Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado-Boulder.
Small bronze lamp, late Roman Imperial (N.662) image of N662 lamp
A small bronze lamp with long spout and two horizontal handles at the side. Donated by Shirley Phillips in honor of her husband, Oliver Phillips, long a member of the KU Department of Classics.
Daunian Jug (N.661) image of N661 jug
A small jug with trefoil mouth, decorated with black/brown and red stripes and a wavy line on the exterior, and, on the interior of the mouth (outlined in black/brown), four sets of three vertical lines below the handle and each everted area of the spout.
Daunian Bowl (N.660) image of N660 bowl
A small bowl with vertical loop handles, painted with matt black/brown and red stripes, a lozange (undecorated) on the base and (decorated) in the bottom of the bowl.
red-figure pelike by the Tyszkiewicz Painter (N.510) image of N510 pelikeimage of N510 pelike
Medium sized red-figure pelike by the Tyszkiewicz Painter (ca. 470 BCE; H. 26.7 cm; published in Beazley, ARV2 1643.58bis [1963]; and no. 275164 in the Beazley Archive online database). On the obverse, an adult Athenian citizen stands with his house dog; on the reverse, Eros flies in to capture a hare. The vase was purchased in memory of Paul Rehak from funds donated by Friends of Paul Rehak and by the Department of Classics.
Mycenaean terracotta "phi" figurine (N.509) image of N509 clay figurine
Mycenaean Phi figurine (14th c. BCE; H. 9.9 cm; from a British collection since the early twentieth century). See E. French, "The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines," Annual of the British School of Archaeology at Athens 71, 1966, 101-87, esp. p. 109, fig. 1, & pp. 116-23, pl. 16a no. 39451 from Mycenae.
Cypriote "milk bowl" (N.508) image of N508 Cypriot milk bowl
Cypriote Milk Bowl (ca. 1400-1375 BCE; 16.5 cm; formerly in the Gyorgy Kepes collection since 1928). The bowl is decorated with a thick white slip with the usual brown bands imitating "leather" straps.
Terracotta lamp mold (N.507) image of N407 lamp mold
Terracotta mould for making the upper part of an Ephesian lamp (1st century CE; L. 11.6 cm; from the Meyn collection, Amsterdam, since the 1950s.)

Featured item:


Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (reduced size)
Modern plaster replica (given to the Wilcox by the KU Department of French and Italian) at a about 1/2 scale of a Greek original of ca. 190 BCE (original is just over 8 ft tall). According to the small metal oval in the back, the cast was purchased from the Caproni Bros. cast company of Boston probably in 1885.

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