Funerary papyrus of Candace containing Second Book of Breathing (abridged version) written in hieratic script. First line on the recto is written in hieroglyphs. Greek text on the verso.
- Height: 31.2 centimetres (frame)
- Width: 27.2 centimetres (frame)
Inscription Positionboth sides
Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus Black ink Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: copydex self adhesive carpet tape Object Priority: A Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: A Curatorial condition comment: fair
8 November 1991
Remove from mount, remove two backings (retain papyrus adhered to 1st backing), repair, consolidate delaminations, remount.
Fractured papyrus mounted between glass. Brown paper backing with papyrus infills and window on verso. Dimensions: 230 x 270 mm. Tracings, backing samples, diagram, fragments (papyrus fragment with starnd of textile) and Slide transparencies [PAP 1371] and [PAP 1372] in WAP studio.
Removed from mount.Inks tested: Slightly fugitive. Infilled window area with bondina and inlay paper to even thickness of backing. Applied damp blotting paper under glass and weight overnight. Backing removed with scalpel and tweezers. Papyrus repair strips removed and laid asside. float washed on silk screen tray for 1 hour to remove residual starch paste. Dried under glass and weight. Repaired with Mino-toned Japanese paper tabs and wheat starch paste. Mounted between glass bound with Scotch magic Tape No 810.
- Title: Book of Breathing
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA66127
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