The copper alloy sculpture's feet stood on a separately cast square metal platform. Over the years, questions have been raised by scholars about the originality of the platform. Surface analysis with x-ray fluorescence indicated a different alloy from the sculpture, and archival photographs of the sculputure from 1911 do not show the base. Because of this evidence, it is highly unlikely the base is original and it was removed from the sculpture. It will be stored and archived within the museum.
|12/31/1969||Treatment||cleaned; examined for technical study; x-ray florescence|
- Gifts for the Gods. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Foundation Pierre Gianadda Martigny, Martigny. 2007-2008.