Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ceramic vessel after conservation

Conservation of a Greek pottery vessel

Object name: Greek ceramic vessel Dimensions: 1) 66.5 mm x 45.0 mm, 2) 73.0 mm x 66.8 mm, 23.0 mm x 23.0 mm, 4) 23.0 mm x 20.0 mm, 5) 11.0 mm x 19.0 mm, 6) 27.0 mm x 18.0 mm, 7) 33 mm x 41 mm Age: Unknown Description: The vessel is small, rounded, […]

A Cypriot pot

Talking with our ancestors

For me, the really exciting aspect of this project is discovering the objects in the museum’s collection and marvelling at just how talented our predecessors were. It’s far too easy to view ‘the past’ as a mystical place – a place that doesn’t really exist apart from as a concept in our heads. It’s often a place that […]

After Conservation showing supporting fill

Conservation of a glass bottle

Object name: Unguent (perfume) bottle Dimensions: Three separate pieces – 1) 52 mm x 17 mm, 2) 17 mm x 18 mm, and 3) 67 mm x 30 mm Age: Roman period, found in Cyprus Description: This glass perfume bottle has a long neck and was separated into three pieces, with part of the base […]

Ceramic Jug after conservation

Conserving an ancient jug

Object Name: Rounded Jug, Cypriot Red Ware Dimensions: Height 71 mm x Diameter 68 mm Description: This is a small rounded Red Ware jug with handle. The handle had become detached from the main body and there was a structural crack that ran from the rim to the base. Treatment: The aim of this treatment was […]

Blue-green glass bottle

Roman glass and the process of ageing

Linda’s latest discoveries in our stores: One of the boxes of objects we photographed recently contained Roman period glass which had been found in Cyprus – two tall thin jars, and three short round ones. These were my absolute favourites:  Originally this was a clear flask, but it now has an opaque appearance due to […]

Horseman after conservation

Conservation of a Cypriot horse and rider

Object Name: Figure of a horse and rider Dimensions: Main body: 850 mm x 150 mm Pieces: Face 30 mm x 15 mm, Mane 20 mm x 15 mm, Tail 22 mm x 10 mm, Legs 40 mm x 19 mm and 40 mm x 32 mm Age: Cypriot Iron Age, Archaic Ware pottery. Collected […]

Greek vase with human figures

Greek pottery and human figures

Linda’s latest discovery in the museum stores: The person who collected this elegant Greek pottery jug has written on it “Greek from Mycenae”, which immediately gives rise to Homeric musings! Sadly, much of the lovely patterning which once decorated this jug has been lost.  However, a pair of human legs remains visible – giving the […]