Watch-tower. Made of earthenware with drgarded green lead glaze.. Model represents a wooden structure with tiled roofs.
- Made in: China (North)
- Found/Acquired: China, tomb
- Height: 86 centimetres
- Width: 36 centimetres
- Depth: 36 centimetres
- Weight: 16.4 kilograms
2009 1 May-20 Sep, Victoria, Royal BC Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures
2009 11 Dec-2010 10 May, Madrid, Canal de Isabel II, Treasures of the World's Cultures
14 February 2009
Reason for treatment
Consolidate previous join to head of figure. Check surface consolidate if required.
Surface dirt/dust. Possible surface delamination
Upon closer inspection the surface that was delaminating and flaking was soil that has been applied post-excavation and therefore did not require consolidation. The previous join around the neck of the figure was consolidated with 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone applied with a micropipette. Loose dirt and fluff was removed from all surfaces using a soft brush and a conservation vacuum cleaner.
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Object reference number: RRC8513
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