Marble metope: a woman wearing a chiton and cloak throws her left hand above her head. The hand of a second figure holds her neck.
- Excavated/Findspot: Temple of Apollo
- (Europe,Greece,Peloponnese,Arcadia,Bassai,Temple of Apollo)
- Height: 43 centimetres
- Width: 39 centimetres
- Height: 41.91 centimetres
- Width: 38.1 centimetres
1815.10-20.35 is from the same metope.
17 November 2000
Reason for treatment
Clean and disguise the break after the dowelled hand had been stolen., J
The metope was in good condition. A hand had been stolen. It had been dowelled and adhered to the main body of the sculpture.
The resin on the break was removed with green label Nitromors neutralised with acetone. The dowel hole was filled with Jubilee car body paste, the fill was cut down and retouched with Cryla acrylic colours.
Excavated 1811-12 by a group of artists and architects including Cockerell, Haller, Linkh, Foster, Legh and Gropius, together with Baron Otto Magnus von Stackelberg of Estonia and Peter Oluf Brondsted of Copenhagen. Auctioned at Zante and acquired on behalf of the British Government.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA6728
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