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kantharos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,1226.104

  • Description

    Apulian red figured pottery kantharos depicting a female head on either side.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 320BC-310BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.8 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • RVAp 29/416 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp58/sh12

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    23 May 2002

    Treatment proposal

    Consolidate crack. Tidy up old repair, fill hole and paint.

    Condition

    Dirty surface. Old adhesive and fill on the broken area. Piece broken, and running crack.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned with 50/50 distilled water and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol), on Kleenex tissue. Dried with Kleenex tissue. Placed swabs of cotton wool of distilled water over break, covered in foil to slow evaporation and the old adhesive collapsed and was cleaned off. Fragments loose. Large fragment and break edge cleaned with dist. water and once dried the fragments (2) were reattatched with HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). The hole was filled with Plaster of Paris and then Modustuck and rubbed down with sandpaper and painted with acrylics.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1856,1226.104

Apulian red figured pottery kantharos depicting a female head on either side.

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