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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1988,0213,0.2

  • Description

    Painting. Deity. Kṛṣṇa and Bakásura. Painted in poster paint on paper.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 20thC(late)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38 centimetres
    • Width: 28 centimetres
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    30 October 1995

    Treatment proposal

    Clean, repair and mount.

    Condition

    Very grubby overall. 4 creases from left edge and 3 pin holes near top lt. corner and 2 by rt corner and l centre bottom edge. Cockled. Two areas brown adherend, l on the neck of the bird and one around painting.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned with draft clean poweder and eraser. Brown adherend removed with scalpel. Pin holes moisturised with water and needled flat. Creases moisturised with water, and boned flat. Misted with water and pressed. Mounted on to acid free board royal 6 ply by MT3

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1988

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1988,0213,0.2

Painting. Deity. K???a and Bakásura. Painted in poster paint on paper.

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Painting. Deity. K???a and Bakásura. Painted in poster paint on paper.

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