Torn linen cloth; decorated with scattered polychrome florettes, some contained within two columns with red borders.
- Found/Acquired: Akhmim
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Akhmim)
- Length: 65 centimetres
- Width: 42.7 centimetres
7 June 1999
Remove from glazed frame. Surface clean, remove folds and creases. Prepare for storage as appropriate
Inappropriately housed, glued to acidic cardboard in glazed frames - broken glass. Folded and creased. Surface dust, soiling and glass splinters. Crushed and overcrowded.
Removed from glazed frame, and from cardboard. Cardboard and adhesive residues removed using poultice of 7% Laponite RD (sodium magnesium lithium silicate) in distilled water. Fragment surface cleaned using low powered vacuum suction and soft brush. Creases and folds relaxed through humidification process using Goretex (polytetrafluoro ethylene,polyester laminate). The fragment was not suited to housing in Melinex sleeve because of its size. Instead it was stitched to padded board. Board made from cross plied Correx, covered with cotton domette and dyed cotton calico fabric, adhered using PVA adhesive. Textile fragment pinned in position on board and secured with silk thread.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA70247
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