Face from a black granite statue of a king; front of the nemes and uraeus visible.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 27 centimetres (max)
- Width: 26 centimetres (max)
- Depth: 18 centimetres (max)
See PM viii, p. 99. Published: Wiese, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig Die Agyptische Abteilung (2001): No.48
2001-2010, Basel, Switzerland, Antikenmuseum. Long term loan.
30 January 2001
Clean, consolidate pigment where necessary. remove plaster pad and dowel and provide new pad with a steel pig to afix the head in the display case.
The head is stable, the pigment over the crown appears stable .There is a small plaster pad under the head with a square metal dowel protruding from it - about 1/2 inch across.
The pad and dowel, which was set in plaster in the dowel hole, were removed using deionised water.The head was placed upside down in vermiculite and a new 50/50. A separation layer of 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) at 50/50 was applied prior to this. When the pad as complete a 1cm stainless steel peg was implanted into the resin and secured with General polyester resin. The head was cleaned with saliva and cotton wool swabs. A card plate was adhered to the underside of the resin pad with paraloid (HMG). The pad was painted with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic), toned with the head.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA59981
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