Conservation Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roman Marble head of the Doryphoros. Based on the classical greek original by Polykleitos.  1st-2nd Century A.D.

The head has already small areas of restoration on proper right cheek and eye

 

The nose was newly carved out of a synthetic materials and retouched with acrylic colours. A shape of nose was chosen that clearly indicates to the expert that it is a modern addition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian wood statuette of Osiris, Mummiform with his hands held to his chest and wearing the atef crown; eyes, cosmetic lines, uraeus, and plumes once inset.,  Late Period, 715-30 B.C., H. 19 3/8 (49.2 cm.)

 

Due to humidity changes a crack developed in the front. The crack was filled with a compatible material and retouched with synthetic paint. The whole process is completely reversible

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Hellenistic Rosso Antico Head of Hermes 

With broad face framed by rows of corkscrew curls over the brow and full beard with long mustache.  Ca. 2nd-1st Century B.C. (H 9.2 cm)

 

The proper right side of the face and neck are covered with calcareous deposits, due to the burial environment. This deposits were carefully removed using a scalpel and a binocular microscope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attic black-figure lidded amphora, Manner of the Lysippides Painter, Theseus battling the minotaur; on either side a female watches; Apollo playing the kithara standing between Dionysos and Hermes seated upon a curule stool.,  Ca. 520-510 B.C., H. 14 1/8 (35.9 cm.) with lid 16 1/2 (42cm.)

Due to an accident the pristine amphora was shattered into 3 fragments. The ceramic had to be joined with a reversible adhesive and the remaining fissures filled with a compatible material. The fillings were then in-painted with a solvent soluble colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Large Bronze Hydria of typical three-handled form with an egg-and-dart border on the rim and the foot.  H: 40 cm 

The body has been previously restored and repainted.

 

Half of the foot is missing due to chloride corrosion. A cast was taken of the remaining part of the foot and recast into the missing area. The replacement was then colour matched to the rest of the foot.

 

 

 

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