Head from a green glazed composition figure of Ptah with blue eyes; much of the surface has worn away.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 6.04 centimetres
- Width: 4.33 centimetres
- Depth: 5.9 centimetres
10 March 2000
Reason for treatment
Surface very badly deteriorated. Top of head has previous fill and overpaint, which is pulling the original surface off.
Since the prior fill and paint is pulling the surface off of the head, it was decided to consolidate the fill to avoid losing any more of the original surface at this time. Other areas of granular flaking were consolidated, also. The consolidant, 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 1:1 was run into place with a small natural bristle brush. Any lifted areas which were still loose were later consolidated with 20% B-72 applied in the same manner.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA44815
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