Object Name: Glass flask/bottle
Dimensions: 20 shards
Age: Roman Period Glass. Collector living in Cyprus between 1879-1907
Description: Glass vessel originally in 20 pieces. Once re-assembled it has a round bell-like bottom with a long neck. Object has localised area of iridescence and insoluble salt deposits. Larger shards have running cracks from when it was broken.
Treatment: The glass shards were cleaned with IDA (Industrial De-natured Alcohol) and De-ionised water cotton wool swabs. The glass sherds were ‘dry stuck’ with magic tape before being adhered with HXTAL NYL-1 adhesive. The adhesive takes 7 days to set, after which the magic tape is removed (the ‘dry stick’ process is only used to support the object whilst the adhesive sets).