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Carter No.: 029

Handlist description: Large statue in black and gold

Card/Transcription No.: 029-3

29. 3

3. Description (cont)

to right. The other figure had a similar inclination to left. This was intentional, so that while bases stood square to wall, the statues themselves would have a slight turn outwards.

This statue, like 22, had originally a fine linen covering.

4. Treatment

Gold: Cleaned with warm water and ammonia.

Black: Cleaned with water: sprayed with acetone.

Repairs: Loose stopping near shoulder re-fastened with glue.(1)

Strengthening: Blisters and hollows in gesso filled with paraffin wax.

Loose eye-brows re-fastened with celluloid cement.

(1) Similar place to repairs on No. 22. Large patches of stopping near join at shoulder were loose.

Card no. 029-3 relating to Carter no. 029
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