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Sycomore fig wood figure of a jackal, from a funerary context, head and body made separately, tail missing, originally covered with gessoe and painted black.
- 747BC-525BC (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Thebes (probably)
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Thebes (Upper Egypt - archaic))
- Height: 30 centimetres (max)
- Length: 51.5 centimetres (max)
- Width: 10 centimetres (max)
T. Phillips [ed.], Africa, London 1995, p. 97 [1.63] = T. Phillips [ed.], Afrika, Berlin 1996, p.97 [1.63].
2006-2015 (Renewable), Glasgow, Kelvingrove, Long term loan.
11 May 1995
Clean, relay loose wood, check splits.
Requires cleaning; loose wood and gesso; some splits that require checking
Dust removed with a sable brush and vacuum cleaner. Areas requiring consolidation cleaned with cotton-wool swabs moistened in distilled water. Loose areas on back-right leg and around front of neck consolidated with 6% Vinamul 3252 (Vinyl Acetate/Ethylene Copolymer), pre-wetting with white-spirit. Loose gesso on right underside re-secured with 20% Klucel G (Hydroxypropyl cellulose) inserted on a spatula. No attempt made to secure loose neck joint.Timber analysed in 1995 (BMRL 52253U - 52259T) Ficus Sycomorus, Sycomore fig.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA70809
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