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Updated: 14 April 2015
Three joining fragments of a small closed red-figured pottery vessel; palmette complex.
- 4thC BC
- Made in: Italy
- Width: 10.5 centimetres (max)
27 November 1998
Reason for treatment
Check salts - desalinate. Look for joins, stick.
3 pieces of red-figured vase, partly covered by white powdery deposit on both sides.
Object completely immersed in tap water. Wash water changed on a daily basis. Conductivity readings taken of both the tap water and the wash water. DATE WASH WATER TAP WATER measured in siemens 10-5/10-4 15/6/98 109 60.4 x 10-5 16/6/98 68.2 60.4 17/6/98 66.3 60.6 18/6/98 67.7 60.7 Reconstructed using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) . Joins supported on sand tray during curing. Missing areas, supported on one side with dental wax, filled with Polyfilla interior (calcium sulphate hydrate,cellulose ether) mixed with water. Cut back with scalpel blade and sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive paper. Imperfections filled with Modostuc filler (calcium sulphate, barium sulphate, polyvinyl acetate). Sealed with Rustin's white polish (bleached shellac,ethanol,methanol). Outer surface painted with Winsor and Newton fine dry artist's pigments (comp. variable) with Rustin's white polish (bleached shellac,ethanol,methanol) mixed with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). The surface was sanded smooth with various grades of abrasive papers between the layers. The inside surface was painted using Cryla colours (acrylic)
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Object reference number: GAA45761
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