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Parian marble head of Asklepios, cut from a larger-than-life statue; there are drill holes and lead pegs for the attachment of a metal wreath, now missing.
- Excavated/Findspot: Shrine of Asklepios
- (Europe,Greece,Cyclades,Melos,Shrine of Asklepios)
- Height: 0.6 metres (about)
1 July 1995
Reason for treatment
Clean the head. Investigate the hollow flake on the cheek. Improve the filling in the hair. Join the sections together. Remove th copper dowel. Prepare for wall mounting - consult Dick Ryan.
The head has a number of old fixings in the marble. The head has an overall dirt layer. There is a hollow flake on the cheek that may need consolidating.
The old fixings were removed from the bust. The head was steam cleaned. The flake on the cheek of the head was back filled with paraloid B72 in acetone/IMS 20% with micro-balloons, this gave the necessary support for the flake
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA8323
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