Wall painting: Apollo Citharoedus wearing a long green cloak.
- Excavated/Findspot: Casa dei Dioscuri
- (Europe,Italy,Campania,Naples (province),Casa dei Dioscuri (Pompeii))
- Height: 62.5 centimetres
1997 13 Oct-1998 5 Jan, India, New Delhi, National Museum, The Enduring Image
1998 9 Feb-3 May, India, Mumbai, Sir Caswasjee Jahangir Hall, The Enduring Image
11 June 1997
Reason for treatment
Clea n. Fill and retouch cracks. Stabilise plaster panels at the back of the wallpainting - India Loan. Retouch frame.
The wallpainting was dusty. Cracks on the upper dexter corner neededto be stabilised and filled. The object was in good condition.
The cracks were sound. They were filled with microballoons and Paraloid B72 and retouched with Cryla colours. This work was carried out by Matthew Brett. The three plaster panels at the back of the wallpaintig were partly filled with microballoons and Paraloid B72, so that the fills were flush with the wooden frame. This will help negate any vibration in these areas when the object travels. This reinforcement can be easily removed. Corners of the frame were made up with a mixture of Vinamul 3252 and Polyfilla and retouched with Cryla colours.
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Object reference number: GAA43161
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