Leather manuscript; Book of the Dead of Nakht; sheet 2; Hieroglyphic text.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
Inscription TranslationTitles/epithets include : Scribe of the King; General Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House; Chantress of Amun
2010 4th Nov-2011 6th March, Round Reading Room BM, Book of the Dead
Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Parchment: discoloured, fractured, loss,degraded, bloom, cracked Black ink Red ink Pigment: cracked, loss, orpiment faded Backed: brown paper Tabbed: sellotape Transferred to horizontal storage 6 JAN 95 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: Filmoplast T self adhesive linen tape Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: D Curatorial condition comment: poor
27 September 2010
Reason for treatment
Remounting circa 85 papyri, including frames of Ani, Anhai, Nakht and Hunefer, for exhibition. ‘Float mounts’ as preferred by Design where possible – consolidation and repair of papyrus as necessary.
The parchment is mounted between glass bound with leather. The parchment is backed on brown paper and is very degraded and darkened in local areas with a white bloom over certain areas of the surface.CSR Report No. AR2009/56 found orpiment on yellow section of kilt,central male figure.
The parchment was examined before opening the mount. The parchment and backing could then be removed from the glass. The backing paper was then trimmed around the contours of the parchment to help improve the general appearance for display. The whole was remounted between glass by attaching the whole to the bottom glass with Japanese paper hinges using gluten-free wheat starch paste.Mounted between glass and sealed with Lineco neutral pH white gummed linen tape, then bound with Filmoplast T self-adhesive linen tape.
- Title: Book of the Dead
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA70616
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