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kantharos

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1772,0320.99

  • Description

    Apulian red figured pottery kantharos depicting on both sides of the vase a female head facing towards the left between two columns, ornamented with earings and a necklace, hair radiated over her forehead and partially covered with an embroidered cap, under her chin an ivy leaf; terminating at the upper junctures of the handles with heads in relief; white and yellow accessories.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 340BC-320BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.8 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Msc 1351 bibliographic details
    • Old Catalogue 1661 bibliographic details
    • RVAp 27/416 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp58/11

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    18 January 2003

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    restick stem on base

    Condition

    Surface dirt, stem unstable

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned with cotton wool swabs dampened with 50:50 Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol):Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). Old join on stem dismantled with acetone. Surfaces cleaned with acetone on swabs. Readhered using Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer)30% solution in 50:50 IMS:acetone mixed to a paste with Microballoons (silica or phenolic resin) as a bulking agent. Join fine filled with Modostuc (barium sulphate filler) and white line at join retouched with Golden Acrylic paints.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1772

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1772,0320.99

Apulian red figured pottery kantharos depicting on both sides of the vase a female head facing towards the left between two columns, ornamented with earings and a necklace, hair radiated over her forehead and partially covered with an embroidered cap, under her chin an ivy leaf; terminating at the upper junctures of the handles with heads in relief; white and yellow accessories.

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