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Boeotian pottery kylix, with lotus, palmette & ivy leaf decoration on exterior.,  Greece, Late 5th Century B.C., D. 5 3/8 (13.7 cm.).

With old restoration

 

The old restoration was taken apart. The surface cleaned and the fragments joined and gap-filled. The white areas were then retouched with reversible colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roman bronze pediment from a lararium, A pyramidal crown above a dentil cornice.  Atop the apex is a figure of a draped youth wearing a filet, above each corner, an eagle.1st-2nd Century A.D., W. 17 (43 cm.) H. 11 3/8 (29 cm.)

 

The proper left eagle has been lost. A cast was taken of the right eagle and the positive was then reshaped into a mirror image. The synthetic surface was painted to match the original surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attic small black-figure lekythos. , Dancing maenad flanked by two nude dancing satyrs.,  Ca. 500 B.C., H. 4 5/8 (11.8 cm.)

 

The surface was heavily damaged due to salts from the burial environment. The body was desalinated and cleaned mechanically. The outlines of the figures were visible under the microscope and were repainted with acrylic colour. All the repainting is reversible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian limestone sculptor's model relief of harpokrates, Nude, wearing the blue crown with uraeus and holding an ankh in his right hand; his left forefinger to his mouth. Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 B.C., H. 7 1/2 (19 cm.)

 

The missing corners were reshaped with a compatible material and in-painted with reversible colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roman marble hand holding a parazonium, This superbly modeled over-lifesize fragment was originally part of a heroic statue probably of an emperor.,  1st Century A.D., H. 9 7/8 (25.2 cm.)

 

The thumb was joined back with a synthetic resin. The missing parts were replaced with plastic putty and the white surface retouched with acrylic colours.

 

 

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