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Red figured pottery lebes gamikos with lid, Basilicata style.
- Made in: Basilicata
- Excavated/Findspot: Athens
- Height: 10.3 centimetres
On display: G1/wp61/sh5
27 May 2002
Reason for treatment
Remove salts inside.
Dusty surface. Loss of surface on exterior, and some places look a little vulnerable, esp. on the inside of the lid. The inside is lined with salt crystals.
The whole surface was gently cleaned with a soft brush. The inside was cleaned removing the salts under the microscope. The inside of the lid was consolidated with Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50/50 Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) in 5% solution applied with a small soft sable brush.
Collection number 278. Excavated 1809.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA67115
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