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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1903,0622.6

  • Description

    Figure (Saivite head). Made of sandstone.

  • Date

    • 9thC
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  • Materials

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    30 December 1999

    Treatment proposal

    Clean. Retouch any blemishes., D

    Condition

    The carving was dirty and had greyish blemishes on it's surface { these also occured over broken surfaces ].

    Treatment details

    The head was cleaned with Wishab sponge, and vacuumed. The blemishes were retouched with Cryla acrylic paints.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1903

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1903,0622.6

Figure (Saivite head). Made of sandstone.

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