Fragment of linen; red band containing cruciform motifs.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 52.7 centimetres
- Width: 40.5 centimetres
1 January 2001
Reason for treatment
Remove from glazed frame. Surface clean, remove folds and creases. Prepare for storage.
Inappropriately housed, glued to acidic cardboard in glazed frame. 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 stitched to a new support fabric of dyed cotton calico, using silk monofilament thread. It was finally attached to a padded board of cross-plied Correx board.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA70239
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