String of glazed composition beads; various colours and forms including grapes and daisies.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 32.5 centimetres
- Width: 3 centimetres
- Thickness: 0.5 centimetres
Published: Art and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (Japan 1999-2000): No 32
1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.76
1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.76
1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.76
2001 26 Jun-23 Sep, Birmingham Gas Hall, Egypt Revealed
2012, Travelling exhibition, Jewellery PROMISED
16 June 2006
Reason for treatment
create a loop replacement, stabilize broken bead.
One tiny ring-shaped end bead functioning as holder for metal loop, which is being used to pin object to board during exhibition, is broken. One half of it is lost, the other half is fixed to necklace because the string is tied to it. Metal loops are made from stainless steel and are ugly.
Created small epoxy resin (Fynebond) ring and adhered it to broken ring bead incorporating end of string, using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). Removed remaining stainless steel ring (on intact end of necklace) and replaced both metal rings with some made from tin plated copper wire.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA70943
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