Roman, 3rd century CE
Bequest from the Preston Pope Satterwhite Collection 1949.30.266
This restoration will be a major undertaking (pun intended). The overall condition is poor, as the numerous attempts to repair the object have now revealed themselves with age—stone and concrete fill materials have discolored with time, and are visually disfiguring. Over the entire surface, there are numerous unfilled losses, significant overall surface grime, and traces of burial dirt.
Treatment will reverse the numerous old repairs, and conservators will re-repair this ancient artifact using stable (and reversible!) materials.