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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    120453

  • Description

    Copper alloy figurine of warrior in a pointed helmet, originally armed, with incised decoration on his body.

  • Date

    • 7thC BC-5thC BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 13.5 centimetres
    • Width: 7.5 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Przeworski S 1939a pl.XIV, no.2 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    3 March 1993

    Treatment proposal

    Remove mud from detail.

    Condition

    Mud in detail.

    Treatment details

    Mud removed where possible with scalpel,pinvice and bonehandled brush.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1874

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    120453

  • Registration number

    1874,1104.1

  • Additional IDs

    • 1874,1104.1

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