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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA60054

  • Description

    Bronze figure of a seated goddess wearing a modius and uraeus(headdress lost); eyes hollowed for inlay(missing); tang beneath the feet; no throne; repaired at the shoulder and knee-level.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 21 centimetres
    • Width: 5.32 centimetres
    • Depth: 9.39 centimetres
  • Condition

    corroded and repaired

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    11 October 1991

    Treatment proposal

    Repair new breaks - adhesive. Treat bronze disease (if necessary).

    Condition

    Old break previously soldered. Old flux/adhesive/thick paint around join. Plaster from previous calcite mount. Museum grime. One good fresh join - old break not so good. Previously cleaned to a variety of surfaces. Corrosion uneven.

    Treatment details

    Excess material around join removed, where possible, with scalpel. Plaster on base spike removed, where possible, with scalpel. Swabbed with 30% v/v Formic acid. Swabbed with IMS. Dried on inert paper towel. Whole swabbed with IMS to remove museum grime. Air dried. Joins stuck with Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy. Some cleaning done with scalpel and vibrotool in hope of revealing more detail, but original surface too disrupted. Brushed with 50/50 Frigilene, nitrocellulose lacquer/reducer.

    About these records 

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA60054

  • Registration number

    OC.244

Bronze figure of a seated goddess wearing a modius and uraeus(headdress lost); eyes hollowed for inlay(missing); tang beneath the feet; no throne; repaired at the shoulder and knee-level.

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