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ArtistRandolph Rogers (American, 1825-1892)
DimensionsH: 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm)
Credit Line1964.57; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rike
The pinky finger of this sculpture broke off and was repaired sometime before the sculpture entered the Museum’s collection. The previous repair involved materials that have aged poorly and are visible to the naked eye. Conservators will remove any remaining old, discolored repair materials from the break edges of the finger and the hand of the sculpture in preparation for properly repairing it with adhesives that have better aging properties. They will fill any losses of marble and inpaint as necessary to match the surrounding stone. In addition, the sculpture has cracks that will need to be monitored over time to determine if they are expanding and need further attention.