Two approaches to conserving a collection of vase fragments:
1. Fill in the gaps with simple black. This makes the loss more present.
2. Add terracotta silhouettes. This makes the scene more coherent, bringing it to life from the sparse available clues.
A labor of love by Getty antiquities conservator Jeff Maish.
Restored Mixing Vessel with Greeks Battling Amazons, attributed to the Syleus Painter, Greek, made in Athens, 480–470 B.C. Terracotta, 25 3/8 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum