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Linga. Large Śiva linga in rock crystal; with eliptical medallion on one side; tip of shaft broken and repaired.
- Found/Acquired: India
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 14.5 centimetres
- Width: 11.5 centimetres
Not on display
11 December 1998
Reason for treatment
Attach broken fragment.
Surface dirt and dust. Fragment, broken and detached.
Surface cleaned with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied on cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. Broken fragment reattached using 50% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50:50 Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) applied with a brush.
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.
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Object reference number: RRI13594
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