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Conserving Bronze: The Lamp with Erotes from Vani


In the summer of 2007, four bronze lamps were discovered in a rock-cut pit near the walls of ancient Vani. Much ancient bronzework is lost to us, so the discovery of these remarkable objects in such a well-preserved condition is of immense value. Two of these lamps were recently conserved at the Getty Villa in collaboration with the Georgian National Museum. Watch conservators use a range of approaches to study and clean the Lamp with Erotes from Vani in this short film.


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