JAIC 1982, Volume 21, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 35 to 42)
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JAIC 1982, Volume 21, Number 2, Article 2 (pp. 35 to 42)

RESTORATION OF A LARGE CHINESE BRONZE URN

Aron A. Apisdorf



3 PRELIMINARY TREATMENT OF THE URN

Treatment of the urn began with tedious hours of manually chipping and scraping with non-metal tools the greenish-white granular deposits (probably copper sulphate) off down to bare metal. In many areas the metal had deteriorated to a very thin caliber and was quite brittle at the edges so that extreme care had to be exercised. Next began restoration of each level with its individual problems.


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