Bronze figure of a warrior carrying a dagger.
- 800BC-700BC (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Peloponnese (said to be from)
- Height: 9.6 centimetres
6 March 1998
Clean. Req 65845.
Req 65845 March 1998: Dull green/black smooth copper corrosion layer which is crazed in areas. Several small holes, with light green powdery corrosion, on the right hand possibly caused by tin corrosion. There is a casting hole in the right ankle and a sample hole at the top of the head.
Req 65845 March 1998: Cleaned the surface with IMS swabs. An attempt was made to clean away some of the tin oxide corrosion on the right hand but it was felt to go too deep. As the corrosion is not active it was decided to cover the corrosion with a layer of pigmented Frigilene lacquer. Pigments used were lamp black, winsor green, burnt umber and raw umber plus some titanium white. Acetone on a swab was used to remove excess lacquer and to tone down the pigments.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA6268
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