Bronze statuette of a warrior wearing a Corinthian helmet which once bore a crest, greaves and a bell-shaped cuirass. His spear and shield are missing.
- 520BC (circa)
- Made in: Italy
- Height: 25 centimetres
17 November 1999
Reason for treatment
Light clean. (Also investigate patina - ancient?
November 1999: Dirty, Coated in modern wax. Much black-spot. Patinated? coloured? black for Townley colln.
Req 71771 November 1999: Examined. - Corrosion under the wax on the figure appears ancient (cuprite, malachite, some powdery areas) Base appears modern casting (surface colouration dissolves in acetone). Silvery, greyish areas found under corrosion on cuirass, thighs and greaves. (solder? tinning?) Cleaned in airbrasive, sodium bicarbonate powder. Washed and brushed in white spirit, dried on paper towels.
16 December 1999 - 16 December 1999
Reason for analysis
STATUETTE OF WARRIOR
Analysis reference number
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA4000
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