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Repaired Han Dynasty Horse

Western Han Dynasty Horse Statue -Xian – 200 BC to 16 AD. Terra Cotta, 2,200 Years Old.

This antique Chinese statue of a horse was badly damaged in shipping – the back legs and the rider broke off.  I glued and repaired the broken legs and body, then filled, smoothed, and touched up the repairs. The process of restoration can be an exciting and rewarding one, as you see the item come back to life before your eyes. The techniques I use to restoring items, are plaster bandages for small breaks, filling in missing pieces with epoxy putty or wax based clay, and painting on color with acrylics.

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