Ostracon of hard red pottery with three lines of Demotic text on the exterior surface. Inner surface blackened.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 5.5 centimetres
- Length: 9.4 centimetres
Inscription CommentThree lines of demotic script in black paint
20 January 1997
Reason for treatment
Removal of soluble nylon if possible, desalinate. Consolidate lamenating areas if necessary.
Treated with soluble nylon in 1958. Script partly obsured. Surface discoloured. Stored in storage box.
Three applications of Wolber's IMS gel applied. (IMS,water,carboxypolymethylene,polyoxyethylene-15-cocamine) Each application left on for 3 hours and covered with cling film to prevent evaporation of Wolbers gel. Between applications the Wolbers gel was gently rinsed off using distilled water and a soft sable brush. After Wolber gel treatment desalination carried out. Object completely immersed in distilled water. Wash water changed on a daily basis. Conductivity readings taken of both the tap water and the wash water. DATE WASH WATER DISTILLED WATER measured in siemens 10-5/10-4 050996 0.3x10-5 060996 15.9x10-5 0.3x10-5 070996 9.3x10-5 0.3x10-5 080996 7.6x10-5 0.2x10-5 100996 7.8x10-5 0.2x10-5 110996 7.0x10-5 0.2x10-5 120996 7.0x10-5 0.3x10-5 130996 7.1x10-5 0.3x10-5 140996 2.0x10-5 0.3x10-5 150996 1.3x10-5 CONDITION AFTER TREATMENT. Less discolouration, script legible.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA71742
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