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Author Topic: Statue Repair  (Read 3741 times)

Offline Mesutetamunra

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Statue Repair
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:58:18 pm »
Hopefully I'm posting this in the right place but...

Two of the "prongs" on my AGI Ra's Was scepter broke off. Does anyone know of a ritually pure adhesive I can use to repair it?

Thanks!
Mesutet
Sat Amun-Ra
Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet

Offline Rayashi

  • W'ab Priest - Lay Clergy
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 05:01:40 pm »
Nooooo.....

Sorry that happened. There are a few people who do great restoration work here.

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Rayashi (Yashi) - "Ra calls me"
Sat Ra her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-sa-Aset, Wepwawet-Yinepu, Nut, Sekhmet-Hethert, Sokar-Wesir, her Min

Etsy

Offline Mesutetamunra

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 05:54:38 pm »
It happens ;-) Thank you for bumping the thread!
Mesutet
Sat Amun-Ra
Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet

Offline Rayashi

  • W'ab Priest - Lay Clergy
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 05:59:51 pm »
Anything to get dad fixed :-D
Rayashi (Yashi) - "Ra calls me"
Sat Ra her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-sa-Aset, Wepwawet-Yinepu, Nut, Sekhmet-Hethert, Sokar-Wesir, her Min

Etsy

Offline Mesutetamunra

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 06:10:32 pm »
Absolutely! I'll be happy to have Him all in one piece again.
Mesutet
Sat Amun-Ra
Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet

Offline Shezep_shuty

  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 08:13:45 pm »
I found this after a quick search for glue recipes: http://sustainableecho.com/homemade-natural-glue/

Unlike other recipes I've seen, this one doesn't use milk or glycerin. I don't know how strong it will be though.
Kemetic Mystic
Heru-sa-Aset is my copilot.

Offline Mesutetamunra

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 09:09:21 pm »
Awesome, thank you! I'll give it a try on something else before trying it on the actual statue.
Mesutet
Sat Amun-Ra
Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet

Offline Bestekeni

  • Semer-Wati
  • Moderator
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  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012, 06:01:09 pm »
Honestly, if it's not a state shrine, the level of purity is between you and your god.  I know mine have not had any issues with Crazy Glue.
Fedw diviner for Bes
𓃀𓎂𓀭𓏏𓎡𓈖𓁐
Sat Bes her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-wer her Amun-Ra her Bast

Offline Satsenu

  • Shemsu
  • Country: 00
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 10:02:31 pm »
I can't remember where the thread is, but I asked Hemet (AUS) this question a bit back when my basalt Bast statue broke. Basically, she said that it is mainly between you and your gods, but in antiquity, broken statues were used as offerings and decomissioned from shrine use. :)
Satsenu, Daughter of Two
I am the daughter of Wepwawet(-Yinepu) and Bast, beloved of Wesir-Sokar and Amun-Ra.

Offline Mesutetamunra

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2012, 06:34:46 am »
Thank you :-) I asked Hemet (AUS) this question in our last Beginner's Class and she told me I should post a question on the forums to ask for opinions. I knew I had seen a question about broken statues, I just couldn't find it for some reason when I did a search.
Anywho, for now I guess I'm going to keep Him as is until after my husband and I move. I'll let you know how it goes when I do fix it :-)
Mesutet
Sat Amun-Ra
Meryt Yinepu-Wepwawet

Offline terrapin46

  • Remetj
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 09:40:22 am »
Hope this isn't too old to bump, but is there any special way to go about "decommissioning"/properly retireing a statue?  

I have one that I stopped using...jeeze, almost 2 decades ago, back from when I was in high school.  Needless to say I've moved a lot since then & it's broken along the way.  I've kept it because I don't want to throw out something I made & used for religious purposes, but having it languishing in a box without laying it to rest properly occasionally bothers me, too.  

So any advice on what to do is appreciated :-/

Offline MiMafdet

  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2013, 11:34:37 am »
There are a couple people here who do repairs. Ibu is my go-to guy. :3 Amazing repair and conversion works.
As far as "decommissioning" the item, I don't know about a "proper" way to go about it, but perhaps a prayer over it while wrapping it in linen would work? If you wanted to decommission it and not have it displayed any longer, but still keep it around, perhaps find a nice permanent home/box for it to rest in? Maybe do this the same time you consecrate/dedicate its "replacement".

I've always enjoyed the thought of passing on an icon to someone less fortunate than I who needs it, even if it was broken. That way, it is still used. Personally, I have come to love broken and used statues (with the countless that have broken in the mail on the way here...), because you get to feel the love that resides within, while putting your own energy into fixing it. :)
Sat Mafdet her Nisut (AUS)
Meryt Sekhmet-Hethert, Wepwawet-Yinepu, Hedjhotep-Heru-sa-Aset, her Shezmu

Regardless if I'm active, if you can read this: I am always here for you. Email MiMafdet@gmail if you ever are in need. Of anything. Ever. ♥

Offline Shefytbast

  • W'ab Priest - Lay Clergy
  • Country: 00
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2013, 12:32:11 pm »
I'm not entirely sure, but I think that traditionally they were buried. If you don't want to keep it in a box indefinitely or try to fix it, that might be an option.

Shefyt

Rev. Shefyt | daughter of Bast, beloved of Nut, Amun-Ra, and Wenut
Heri-sesheta Bast | Divinations
Blog: Gold of the Valley, Lapis of the River

Offline Sema'a

  • Rev. Danielle - Ordained Clergy
  • Country: us
Re: Statue Repair
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 07:12:00 am »
Depending on how broken the statue is, you might also consider donating it to a friend or acquaintance who is just getting started honoring the god. That probably isn't a good idea if the statue's arm is completely missing, but if it can be put back together and look reasonable, it's a win-win for everyone.

Senebty,
Sobeq
Sema'a Ankh Hen'a Semawy (Sobeqsenu)
Priest of Wepwawet and Sekhmet-Mut
Beloved of Bast, Nut, Khonsu & Nebt-het
Heri-sesheta Wepwawet | Fedw Diviner
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