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    Fragment of the tondo of Attic pottery red-figured cup; naked youth seated on cloak to left.

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    • 400BC (circa)
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    • Height: 10 centimetres (max)
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    Treatment date

    6 June 2008

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    Joins are found between two pieces. Reconstruction is needed.

    Treatment details

    The residues of old adhesives were removed by acetone. HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) was used to join the pieces. The residues were removed by scalpel and acetone.

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Pottery: two joining fragments of the tondo of Attic red-figured cup; naked youth seated on cloak to left.

Pottery: two joining fragments of the tondo of Attic red-figured cup; naked youth seated on cloak to left.

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