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For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

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lamp

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1956,1210.13

  • Description

    Lamp. Decorated with Gaṇeśa. Made of bronze.

  • Date

    • 19thC
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5.8 inches
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    4 February 1998

    Reason for treatment

    Temporary Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean to improve appearance.

    Condition

    Dull,dusty with a previous'Renaissance'wax coating.

    Treatment details

    Lightly steam cleaned to remove dust,dried with soft paper tissues then dry brushed to improve the appearance and enhance the details.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1956

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1956,1210.13

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