Square linen cloth; long fringes; central purple and yellow medallion(much lost) containing figure of lion(?).
- Found/Acquired: Akhmim
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Akhmim)
- Length: 38.2 centimetres
- Width: 37.5 centimetres
5 May 1999
Remove from glazed frame. Surface clean, remove folds and creases. Prepare for storage in Melinex sleeves.
Inappropriately housed, glued to acidic cardboard in glazed frame - broken glass, crushed and overcrowded, folded and creased. Surface dust, soiling and glass splinters.
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). A padded board was prepared using Correx (polypropylene/polyethylene copolymer,coorugated sheet and cotton domette. The board was covered with calico, pre-dyed with Solophenyl (azo dye). Fragment was placed on the mount. Minimal stitching using silk threads pre-dyed with Lanaset (comp. unknown) to attach. Stored in an acid-free box.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA70246
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