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Rectangular blue glazed composition plaque bearing Bes-head in relief.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 14.6 centimetres
- Width: 11.5 centimetres
23 May 2006
Improve old restoration
Object broken into two fragments and rebonded. One corner missing and plasterfilled.
Removed old plasterfill to corner (bad colour and shape) by cutting most of it off using a saw blade and then softening the remains by applying cotton wool poultices damp with distilled water. Same treatment to break down old, dirty bond. Picked off plaster and resin residues mechanically by using toothpicks, needles and scalpel blades. Steam cleaned break edges very carefully to get rid of all plaster and adhesive residues. After drying, bonded fragments back together using HMG Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate). Filled breakline using a mixture of Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) plus fumed silica. Rewrote reg. no. with black Golden Acrylic Colour.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA69193
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