Object Name: Black slip ware cup
Dimensions: After reconstruction: Height: 71mm Width: 113mm
Provenance: Bronze Age, Greek
Description: Small cup with two handles (one missing), with a red/brown slip. On the bottom of the vessel is written ‘Idalium Cyprus’ and a label ‘547’. The cup is broken into four pieces with one handle missing. There are small areas of loss to the slip – although the slip does appear stable, there are soil deposits around the base of the vessel.
Treatment: Vessel sherds were surface cleaned with Smoke sponge (vulcanised rubber). Archaeological soil deposits were not removed in case these are required for sampling at a later date. The broken pieces were adhered using 40% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate co-polymer) adhesive, and excess adhesive removed with Acetone cotton wool swabs.