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  • Description

    Vessel made of pottery.

  • Ethnic name

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Curator's comments

    Register addition "SW".

  • Location


  • Exhibition history


    1996-97, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 3), 'Rain: Native American Peoples of the Desert Southwest'

    1999 25 Jun-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "Pueblo Pottery"

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    7 August 1996

    Treatment proposal

    Dismantle and restick, consolidate cracks and surface clean


    Previously broken and restored. Surface dust and dirt, joins sound weak

    Treatment details

    Dismantled in acetone vapour. Edges cleaned with acetone on stencil brush and tissue. Bonded with HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) and masking tape to support. Crack consolidated with 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50:50 acetone and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) introduced with glass micropipette. Surface cleaned with distilled water on cotton wool swabs.

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  • Acquisition notes

    Acquisition details unknown.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


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