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.
- 350BC-330BC (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Sanctuary of Demeter
- (Asia,Turkey,Aegean Region (Turkey),Caria,Sanctuary of Demeter (Knidos))
- Height: 1.52 metres (about)
On display: G22
2015, 26 Mar-5 Jul, The British Museum, Defining Beauty: the body in ancient Greek art.
22 February 1995
Reason for treatment
Clean. Improve gap-fill.
Sound, but dirty. A plaster join through the neck. Previous repair in proper right lower leg on the side.
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).
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA8321
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