Figure. Made of bronze. Durgā Mahiṣāsuramardini.
- 16thC-17thC (?)
- Found/Acquired: Nepal
- (Asia,South Asia,Nepal)
- Height: 11.5 centimetres
2 February 1993
Reason for treatment
Clean to improve appearance. Investigate the distortion to the base. .
Surface dirty and dull. Large areas of the surface gilding is missing. Dent in the base.
The surface was cleaned with swabs of 15% formic acid, followed by 5% Diethylenetriaminepenta acetic acid pentasodium salt, TritonX100, in distilled water. The surface was then rinsed with swabs of distilled water, before being left to air dry. The main dent in the base was eased out slightly by carefully forcing it out with a wooden mallet. No attempt was made to completely straighten the base as the metal was both very hard and likely to fracture if worked too much.
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Object reference number: RRI11814
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