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Herma
Man Ray
Bronze on wood base, 1975
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Juliet Man Ray

Condition: Bronze surface was etched and disfigured by long-term contact with packing foam.

Treatment: Foam remnants were removed with appropriate solvents, and polishing pastes were used to remove etched areas and overall tarnish. A protective coating was applied to slow future corrosion.
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