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Limestone statue of a seated female sphinx which may have been placed (along with 1605) at the entrance to the tomb of a Greek inhabitant of Egypt.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 101.5 centimetres (approx.)
24 March 1995
Clean, improve make-up. A
Handling dirt, particularly on hands, feet, face, and breasts. Layer of cloudy, water soluble coating, possibly poly-ethylene glycol wax. Areas of make-up on nose, top of head and base.
Poltice of Laponite RD (sodium magnesium lithium silicate) and distilled water on Japanese tissue. Swabbed off with water and Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) 50/50 solution. Make-up areas retouched with Cryla colours (acrylic), first sealed with Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) 2% in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol).
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA69217
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