Marble statue of Aphrodite Euploia; left foot raised for removal of sandal and resting on head of swan; ship's rudder at side.
- 2ndC BC
- Excavated/Findspot: Knossos
- Height: 54.3 centimetres
4 May 1999
Reason for treatment
Clean for exhibition (Hellenistic Gallery - Room 14), and expose potential misagligment of head.
Macro examination. Generallly good - Begrimed - waxed - broken at neck (infilled and coloured) - top of head (back) sliced off obliquely - micro fissure through rudder - spots of decorators paint - some incrustation from burial - off white deposits can be observed within the navel, beneath the right thigh, pillar, rudder, underside of arm, and hand.
Cleaned with cotton wool swabs wetted with Liniment of soap (camphor,oleic acid,rosemary oil,potassium hydroxide) - residues removed with White Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate) - dried with Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) - cleaned further with deionised water. Infilling around neck reduced - softened with Nitromors water soluble (methylene chloride,sodium hydroxide,cellulose) - cut back with scalpel blades.
Found 1858. On loan to BM since 1998.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA61722
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