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papyrus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA10128

  • Description

    Papyrus(fragment); Greek text. Mounted with 10131-4, 10136-7, 10139.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
  • Curator's comments

    Register says 'Found in some tombs in the hills behind Assiut'

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: displaced fragments Black ink Mount Details: Sandwich Glass Binding Self adhesive tape Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: A Curatorial condition comment: fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    18 October 2002

    Reason for treatment

    Publication/Catalogue

    Treatment proposal

    Remove papyri from old backings, repair, remount.

    Condition

    The fragment is mounted in a frame with 25 other fragments, some of which are adhered to cream backing paper and some inlaid, and all contained between a glass sandwich bound with linen tape. Several of the fragments have seals on them and so a spacer has been inserted inside the glass edges to avoid the pressure from the glass. Generally these seals, which rarely survive, are made from unbaked clay and are friable and insecurely attached to the papyrus. All the fragments have evidence of insect attack in the form of holes and/or surface damage. All those which have been inlaid into the backing paper are very fractured and cockled because they are unsupported by either backing or glass. This fragment is inlaid into the backing paper. There is some local delamination of the papyrus.

    Treatment details

    Examined under magnification and lightly surfaced cleaned witha soft brush and damp cotton buds. PRELIMINARY TESTS: Tested for solubility of inks, both sides, with IMS and water (1:1), the inks were not soluble. Removed paper inlay with tweezers and realigned papyrus after applying blotters damped in IMS and water (1:1) to inlaid side under weighted glass. Repaired with Japanese paper tabs [pre-toned with Aquarell watercolours (inorganic pigments,gum arabic)] using Abra starch (wheat starch) paste. Dried between fresh blotters under weighted glass. Mounted between glass in frame with 10131-4,10136, 10137 and 10139.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10128

  • Registration number

    1887,0514.4


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