Sepiolite: An Ethiopian Incense Burner
By Andriani Maimaridou, MA Conservation Studies: Ceramics and Related Materials
The object is an Ethiopian incense burner which suffered from impact damage causing multiple fractures and detached sections. This presented an interesting challenge due to the unusually lightweight and porous body which required further research and analysis to identify suitable materials for the conservation treatment. Based on the choice of conservation materials, another challenge was to create a phased bonding plan to aid access during treatment.