Fragment of papyrus; Hieratic epistolary text recto and verso.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 30.5 centimetres (frame)
- Width: 16 centimetres (frame)
Inscription Positionboth sides
Publiched Jansen HPBM IV, 25-7, pl. 15-18.
Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus Black ink Red ink Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: copydex self adhesive carpet tape Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair (incomplete)
27 February 1984
Remove old mount, paper inlay and old repairs. Repair and mount.
Papyrus inlaid between a sandwich of brown wove paper which had been pared on each side where attached. Dimensions: 79 x 226 mm. Tracing and slide transparencies [PAP 285] and [PAP 286] in WAP studio.
Trimmed away excess inlay leaving an approximate 4mm border, using a scalpel. Cellofas B3500 (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose) swelling agent applied to inlay paper except for extreme edge adjacent to papyrus. After leaving a few minutes the extreme edge wetted with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and water 1:1, and the inlay paper scraped away using a scalpel. Papyrus sheet separated into several fragments. Fragments on which work completed left under glass, pressing tissue and blotting paper. IMS/water solution further diluted 1:2. Wetted edge with IMS/water solution to remove discolouration caused by adhesive residue. Scraped away residue with scalpel. Not all discolouration removed, Papyrus too fragile. Assembled and attached fragments using Sekushu-shi Japanese paper tabs and wheat starch paste. Pressed. Mounted between glass bound with Scotch magic Tape No 810.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA66689
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