Fragmentary bronze colander; handle ends in figure of Acheloös; on the top, between the handle and the bowl, are three satyrs dancing. Most of the bowl is broken away.
- Made in: Italy
- Excavated/Findspot: Naples (near)
- (Europe,Italy,Campania,Naples (province),Naples (city))
- Length: 31.75 centimetres
Not on display
12 February 1996
Reason for treatment
Remove dust and dirt. Tidy up the repair.
Only the handle remains. Some old wax repair to front of handle. Not particularly well done repair to side. Surface dirt and dust.
Brushed with bristle brush. Old wax removed using scapel. The metal underneath was sound, but the corrosion was lightish green. This corrosion was tinted using powder pigments in Button polish (shellac,IMS). Old repair was partially re done using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate), but the metal was very brittle, so the rest of the repair was tinted using powder pigments in Button polish (shellac,IMS) so that it blended in better.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA24417
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