A standing figure of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Padmapani?). Made of gilded copper inlaid with stones.
- Found/Acquired: Nepal
- (Asia,South Asia,Nepal)
- Height: 138.4 centimetres
Dated by von Schroeder to the 15th century.
10 April 2001
Render detachable arms secure.
Screws ('modern') which held the arms in place could be easily removed by hand.Since the object is on open display these screws can be considered a security risk.
The screws were removed and replaced with allen headed screws which could be screwed flush to or slightly below the surface of the object.The visible heads were then disguised with plain gilt brass discs held in place with nitrocellulose adhesive except for two which were hidden under false'stones'(perspex). Black pigment added to the adhesive made it look more like pitch than the whitish glitter of the plain adhesive.More'ancient'.
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Object reference number: RRI1366
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