Lucanian red figured pottery kantharos depicting on either side a youth standing before a sepulchral chest, inscribed.
- Made in: Lucania
28 February 2002
Reason for treatment
consolidate old joins. Tidy up old fills, refill and paint where neccessary. (leave restored handleunpainted and foot)
The object has been extensively restored in the past with at least four different types of fill which make up approximately half of the cup area , one handle, and the stem and foot. the fills have been stripped of paint and look unsightly. the whole object is covered in museum dirt.
the object was cleaned with Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler) to remove museum dirt. Modostuc Barium Sulphate filler was applied to the surface of the fills to level uneveness of the surface. The surface was then sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper. The surface of the fill was painted with Liquitex acrylic artist colour (composition unknown) and Liquitex acrylic gloss medium and varnish.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA67060
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