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    Bronze figure of warrior wearing helmet with cheek-guards raised and cuirass; spear lost from right hand.

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    • Height: 17 centimetres
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    Treatment date

    27 March 2003

    Treatment proposal

    Surface clean


    The object is in good condition overall. There is dirt and dust on the surface.

    Treatment details

    The dirt and dust was removed using either:

    A brush

    A vaccuum

    Cotton swabs of Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol)

    Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler)

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Bronze figure of warrior wearing helmet with cheek-guards raised and cuirass; spear lost from right hand.



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