Linen strip decorated with purple foliate band.
- Found/Acquired: Akhmim
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Akhmim)
- Length: 37 centimetres
- Width: 6.5 centimetres
21 October 1998
Remove from glazed frame. Surface clean, remove folds and creases. Prepare for storage in Melinex sleeves.
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 then housed in a sleeve of Melinex (polyester), sealed along one edge using the polyester welding machine. This sleeve was then in turn placed inside a pre-made Melinex pocket, sealed on two sides, which could be subdivided to accommodate upto 4 fragments. The Melinex pockets were stored in acid free board boxes.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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