Roman Vessel

Roman Vessel, unglazed, undecorated earthenware body – 3rd Century AD

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[su_column size=”1/2″] PROCESSES OF CONSERVATION

  1. Desalinate sherds
  2. Assemble sherds by dry taping – into top section of vessel and bottom section of vessel.
  3. Bond sherds in top and bottom sections and bonded two halves together.
  4. Moulds for missing areas made of dental wax.
  5. Fill missing areas and large crack lines.
  6. Rub down filled areas using 00 flour paper
  7. Consolidate filled areas.
  8. Retouch filled areas by hand – using water based paint.

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NB: This object was owned by The British Museum who required that it be stabilised and reassembled to show its original form whilst clearly showing the original and repaired areas.

Scroll down for photographs of the different processes involved.

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ROMAN VESSEL BEFORE 001 (2).jpgCONSERVATION
ROMAN VESSEL ON ACCEPTANCE 
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ROMAN VESSEL AFTER ASSEMBLAGE AND BONDING
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ROMAN VESSEL – USING DENTAL WAX MOULDS
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ROMAN VESSEL SHOWING INTERNAL FILLED AREAS
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ROMAN VESSEL ON COMPLETION
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ROMAN VESSEL ON COMPLETION – LEFT VIEW.
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