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Krishna enthroned flanked by figures, animals


Krishna enthroned flanked by figures, animals

Opaque Watercolor


Gift of Dr. Alvin O. Bellak 

Current Condition of Artwork:

Attachments adhered overall to Indian paper. Old hinges on top edge of verso. Adhesive residue with backing and hinges. Moderate accretions overall on the support, with severe accretions throughout the image. Severe abrasions/skinning on recto surface and severe abrasions overall to image. Possible grazing amidst abrasion. On verso, liquid stain on left and oily stain on the upper right corner. Tide lines in the lower left corner, upper right corner, and right edge. Minor delamination along edges. Severe losses and cracking throughout. Moderate cleavage/flaking throughout. Friable/powdery paint somewhat in red-orange areas.

Conservation Treatment Proposed:

  • Consolidate flaking paint.
  • Reduce accretions (optional).
  • Reduce attachments, verso (optional).

Estimated Cost of Treatment:      $500.00