Apulian red figured pottery kantharos depicting a female head on either side.
- Made in: Apulia
- (Europe,Italy,Puglia,Apulia (region - archaic))
- Excavated/Findspot: Anzi
- (Europe,Italy,Basilicata,Potenza (Lucania - province),Anzi)
- Height: 19.8 centimetres
On display: G1/wp58/12
23 May 2002
Reason for treatment
Consolidate crack. Tidy up old repair, fill hole and paint.
Dirty surface. Old adhesive and fill on the broken area. Piece broken, and running crack.
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.
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Object reference number: GAA67064
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