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.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 21 centimetres
- Width: 5.32 centimetres
- Depth: 9.39 centimetres
corroded and repaired
11 October 1991
Repair new breaks - adhesive. Treat bronze disease (if necessary).
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.
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.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA50611
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