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  • Description

    Pottery plate; heavily restored; animal friezes; dancing men; lotus and palmettes; maeanders.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 560BC-520BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 51.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Sherd 1924,1201.1127 belongs to this vase

  • Bibliography

    • Gardner 1888 p. 45, p. 47, pl. XI, no. 1-2 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    26 March 2007

    Treatment proposal

    Clean. Restick fragments (from B128).


    Object heavily restored, about 20% authentic.

    Fragments (7) and flakes on the rim.

    Treatment details

    Fragments and flakes stuck with HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate).

    Object cleaned with a Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler).

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  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Found unregistered.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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Pottery plate; heavily restored; animal friezes; dancing men; lotus and palmettes; maeanders.



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