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Conservation in Action: Juno, Transport to storage, December 2011

Relocation and conservation of a Roman sculpture of the goddess Juno, early second century A.D.:
December 2011, Transport to storage

Using a crane, riggers (from Shaughnessy & Ahern Company) move lifting cables into the enclosure.

The cables are positioned around steel trunnions and secured.

The crane applies pressure and the sculpture is airborne, exposing the granite plate on which it had stood for more than one hundred years.

The cradled sculpture is lifted out of the enclosure.

Finally, workers slowly maneuver the sculpture flat onto a truck for transport to storage (with U.S. Art Company, Inc.).

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