Crown (of an image). Crown with three pinnacles made of floral scrolls with a central medallion on the front carrying a stūpa; made of gilded and silvered bronze.
- 18thC (?)
- Found/Acquired: Nepal
- (Asia,South Asia,Nepal)
- Height: 25.5 centimetres
- Width: 19 centimetres
- Depth: 16.4 centimetres
3 May 2001
Req.no: 75809 Repair (solder) and clean to improve appearance.
May 2001: Crown made of five gilded copper alloy sections mounted on brass and iron strips with copper nails and lead solder.The solder of the proper right end section has failed and the section is loose.
Req 75809: The old lead solder on the proper right end section was removed by heating. The original brass strip was too short. An extre brass strip was soldered to the end of the original to extend it. The loose section could now be soldered to the new brass extension using the vertical iron support strip as an attachment point. Solder used : Eutecrod 157 (High tin solder: 95% Sn, 5% Ag) The adjacent section was only held in place by one rivet and was loose. In order to keep it in place it was soldered to the newly repaired end section at the point where they overlapped. Then the crown was cleaned using a steam cleaner (Derotor steam cleaner GV6), and siver dip applied with a soft brush. The crown was rinsed with water and dried with hot air.
- Associated Title: Maitreya (BM Asia 1880.84)
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Object reference number: RRI1367
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