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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1859,1226.26

  • Description

    Marble statue of Demeter seated on a throne (the back part and arm-rails of the throne have broken away and are missing); her lower arms and hands are missing, but probably held a torch or libation bowl. The head was carved separately from the body and socketed into the neck.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 350BC-330BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.52 metres (about)
  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 1300 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G22

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    22 February 1995

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean. Improve gap-fill.

    Condition

    Sound, but dirty. A plaster join through the neck. Previous repair in proper right lower leg on the side.

    Treatment details

    Steam cleaned. Cut back plaster in join of head, refilled with Microballoons (silica or phenolic resin) in 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) / Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). Retouched all fills with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic).

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1859,1226.26


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