Pottery: red-figure bell krater: three youths dancing with baskets on their heads; reverse: three draped youths.
- 420BC-390BC (circa)
- Made in: Puglia
- Height: 84.2 centimetres
29 November 1993
Desalinate, lightly clean inside of vessel. Fill small chip and paint. Desalination carried out by a previous member of staff. JR
Small chip missing. Interior dirty. Previously desalinated by Nigel Williams and crack filled and retouched.
Desalination by Nigel Williams Date Tap water Wash Water 14 2 92 71.3 05 3 92 59.1 65.3 10 3 92 62.2 67 11 3 92 62.4 65.7 12 3 92 60.3 68.2 13 3 92 63 69.8 16 3 92 65.3 68.3 17 3 92 68.5 70.1 18 3 92 65.1 70.9 19 3 92 70.3 71.1 Interior cleaned with a soft brush followed with tap water and a few drops of Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate), using cotton wool swabs. After cleaning, surface rinsed with distilled water on cotton wool swabs or a Kleenex tissue. Surface wiped with a dry Kleenex tissue to remove any remaining distilled water. Missing area filled with Polyfilla fine surface (calcium carbonate, polyvinyl acetate). Fill smoothed with various grades of abrasive papers. Painted with Rustin's white polish (bleached shellac,ethanol,methanol) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and Winsor and Newton fine dry artist's pigments (comp. variable) applied with a sable brush. Polished with various grades of Micromesh abrasive papers.
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