This sculpture was examined as part of a large collection donated to the Walters in 2002 by the Doris Duke Charitible Foundation. Collected by Doris Duke from Thailand decades ago, the object exhibited many condition problems. At the Walters, a full examination was performed to identify the materials and methods of construction, and examine the current state of deterioration. To prepare the object for exhibition, the lifting lacquer was consolidated and the surface was cleaned. Small areas of loss on the Buddha's right shoulder were inpainted with watercolors.
|Treatment||cleaned; examined for condition; examined for exhibition; examined for technical study; inpainted; media consolidation; stabilized; surface cleaned; thermoluminescence; x-ray; x-ray florescence|