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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1894,0719.3

  • Description

    Pottery mastos (drinking-cup in the shape of a breast) decorated with seven equal concentric mouldings, painted alternately white, red and black, and separated each from the other by narrow unpainted mouldings.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 460BC-450BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.25 centimetres
    • Diameter: 8.85 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Vase D9 bibliographic details
    • Hoffmann 1997 V1 (p. 170) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G15/7

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2006 8 Jun-4 Sep, Los Angeles, The Getty Villa, The Colors of Clay

  • Condition

    About two-thirds is restored.

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    24 March 2006

    Treatment proposal

    Consolidate

    Condition

    Vessel has previously been repaired with about 50% plaster restoration. Slight instabliity between original object and gap fill.

    Treatment details

    Cracks consolidated using 5.%- 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50/50 acetone and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied with a micro pipette, some improvement .

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1894

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1894,0719.3

Pottery mastos (drinking-cup in the shape of a breast) decorated with equal concentric mouldings, painted alternately white, red and black, and separated each from the other by narrow unpainted mouldings. L - R 3, 4 & 2.

Pottery mastos (drinking-cup in the shape of a breast) decorated with equal concentric mouldings, painted alternately white, red and black, and separated each from the other by narrow unpainted mouldings. L - R 3, 4 & 2.

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