Round-topped sandstone stela of Tiberius Caesar with a winged sun-disc with pendant uraei, with a representation of the Emperor as Pharaoh kneeling before Mut and Khons, with seven horizontal registers of hieroglyphs, recording the erection of a statue of Mut and the restoration of buildings associated with her at Karnak following flood damage.
- 14-37 (between)
- Found/Acquired: Karnak
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Karnak (Thebes))
- Height: 66.5 centimetres (max)
- Width: 44.5 centimetres (max)
- Depth: 9.5 centimetres
Inscription CommentSeven horizontal registers of incised hieroglyphs.
PM II (2): p.295
Budge, Guide (1909): 282 
Revez, BIFAO 104 (2004): 500, n.30 (cited as Budge Exhibition No. 1053)
2011 Jul–Sept, Newcastle, Great North Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2012 Oct–Jan, Dorchester, Dorset County Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2012 Feb–June, Leeds City Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2012 Jul-Oct, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2012 Nov– Feb 2013, Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
2013 Mar–Aug, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery , Pharaoh: King of Egypt
[Theme: Adopting Royal Traditions]
2013, 25 Oct- 2014, 15 Feb, Wuhan, Hubei Provincial Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt, PROMISED
31 March 2011
Reason for treatment
Heavily pedded. Light clean, reomve debris consolidate repair on proper right side.
The object is in a good condition although very dirty with ingrained dirt and loose debris. The object has been heavily waxed in a past treatment, probably in an attempt to use the wax as a consolidate to the sandstone surface which may have been friable.The wax is Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) which has been appiled thickly as to be absorbed into the body of the stone. Over time the wax has attracted dirt particles in the air and which have They is a broken fragment on the proper right side of the stele which has been previously re-attached and the break edge filled with bee's wax. The fragment is stable, but the fill is unsightly and will need to removed.There is a metal display cramp at the top of the stele. The cramp is adhered with a resin and filled with bee's wax. There is movement on the cramp and will need to be reinforced.
The object was first vacuumed cleaned to remove any loose dirt and debris. The black greasy dirt was removed in layers by dampening deionised water on cotton wool swabs and gently rolling the swab over the stone surface. The wax has been absorbed into the stone to a level where it cannot all be entirely removed, which in this instance is an advantage; as there is enough wax to still act as a consolidate. The removal of the black dirt has revealed the brown colour of the stone which has enhanced the detail of the carving.The re-attached fragment at the proper right side of the stele was stable, but the bee's wax fill had started to become brittle/unstable. This fill was removed mechanically and re-filled using, Glass microballons in 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50:50 mix. The fill was retouch painted using Cryla acrylic paints. The wax at the display bracket was removed mechanically and replaced with glass microballons and painted with acrylic paints.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA69098
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