Netsuke. Sumo wrestlers. Made of wood.
- Made in: Japan
2013 - , BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from Prehistory to the Present’
29 April 2013
Reason for treatment
Clean. remove any was coatinga and materials applied to the bases used previoulsy to help the netsuke stand up.
The netsuke is lightly dirty with ingrained sirt in the carving. They have also been coated with wax (not analysed) which has allowed dirt to become stuck to teh surface. Some of teh netsuke has had a re sealing was material applied to teh base in order to help them stand up during some previous display.
The netsuke are cleaned with silk wrapped swabs and white spirit. Further cleaning was undertaken using white spirit applied with a brush to get was and debris from teh recesses of the carving. Groom stick was also used in some areas to remove larger particles of dirt and cotton wool fibres from previous cleaning.
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Object reference number: JCR2414
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