This Cypriot pottery bowl was the first object I treated with the funding from the A.G Leventis Foundation.
Object Name: Ceramic Bowl
Dimensions: Width: 87mm Length: 105 mm Depth: 39mm
Age: Bronze Age, 2000BC
Description: Round bottom shallow bowl, with an upstanding single loop handle from the rim. The ceramic bowl came into the lab in 11 pieces, 95% complete. There is a thin layer of surface deposits (archaeological deposits or salt encrustations). The bowl has clean break edges.
Treatment: The surface of the bowl was cleaned with a soft brush, and a dental vacuum on low suction. The surface was then cleaned with cotton wool swabs and Acetone, to remove any grease deposits from people handling the object without wearing gloves.
The bowl was adhered together with HMG Paraloid B72 adhesive, which is a readily available pre-mixed adhesive which was suitable for this object.