This slipware beaker had been temporarily attached with masking tape which was damaging its fragile slip decoration.
After softening the adhesive to remove the tapes, all sections were gently brushed and consolidated where needed.
To secure the sections whilst bonding, a low tack tape was used - tested to ensure its safe removal. Fills were made on larger gaps and retouched to a neutral tone.
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ROMAN TERRACOTTA FIGURINE
Small press-moulded terracotta figurine of a sitted woman.
The brief was to reverse previous repairs and do a mseum repair thus to surface clean, assemble the sections, fill areas of loss needed to stabilise the figure and retouch as necessary.
After conservation we still see the breaks as a testament of its age and history.