Figure (planetary deity). Made of stone (schist).
- Found/Acquired: Orissa
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Orissa)
6 June 1994
Reason for treatment
Prepare for exhibition.
Sound, dirty. Overall blackened and abraded in areas.
Cleaned with Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler) and abraded areas sealed with 2% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) / Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and then retouched with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic).
Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.
- Bridge 88
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Object reference number: RRI884
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