Rectangular fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting representing Osiris, standing and holding the crook and flail, with lotus flower, surmounted by the four sons of Horus, before.
- Found/Acquired: Tomb of Kynebu
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Tomb of Kynebu (Thebes))
- Height: 44.5 centimetres (max)
Published Kitchen, Ram. Insc. Vol 6 p. 441 PM I Part 1: p. 231. This tomb is now largely destroyed; this register is shown intact in a drawing of Robert Hay (BL Addmss 29822 folio 117): the tomb-owner offers to Osiris (the Hay mss suggest that this figure belongs to a different scene from the figures of Amenhotep I and Ahmose Nefertari); behind Osiris is a Djed pillar in costume.Published; J-P. Corteggiani and N. Cherpion, La tombe d'Inherkhaouy (TT 359) a Deir el-Medina (MIFAO128, 2010), 158, pl. 148.
20 April 1999
Reason for treatment
Light clean, consolidate where necessary. Improve base.H
There are cracks in the painted surface and some slight cupping. The mud straw substrate appears sound but for the edges, which are fragile with some loose material. There is a light dirt layer. The mount requires some smartening up.
The surface was dry cleaned with Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler). Pre-consolidation ofthe areas in question on the painted surface was carried with 0.5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in xylene. Any lifting or cupping of the paint was consolidated with 5% Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer) in deionised water following a flood of White Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate) by dropper. Any residue was removed with Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and cotton wool swabs. Areas requiring standard, light consolidation were treated with 3% polyvinyl butyral in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50-50. The edge of the wallpainting was consolidated with 3% polyvinylbutyral in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) at 50-50. The mount was rubbed down with wet and dry paper and repainted with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic).
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA68227
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