Book of the Dead of Nebamun; sheet 35; red and black ink; yellow border.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 25.4 centimetres (frame)
- Width: 47 centimetres (frame)
Inscription Scriptcursive hieroglyphic
Inscription TranslationTitles/epithets include : Estate Overseer; Treasury Scribe of the King in Pernefer; Dockyard Overseer of the King; Scribe reckoning silver and gold of the Lord of the Two Lands Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House Titles/epithets include : Dignitary; Scribe; Overseer of Herds of Amun Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House Titles/epithets include : Lady of the House
Inscription CommentBD 112(?),113
To be published by Guenther Lapp (Basel).
Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus Black ink Red ink Tabbed: kraft paper Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: kraft paper Object Priority: B Mount Priority: C Overall Condition: B Curatorial condition comment: fair (incomplete)
15 October 1979
Reason for treatment
Papyrus fragment adhered to thin brown card, sandwiched between card board and glass. Glass cracked in on of the corners. The pH from the Brown card was approximately 4.4. Dimensions 415 x 200 mm. Slide Transparencies in WAP studio: After Conservation [PAP156], [PAP 157].
Pigments were tested for fugitivity with deionized water. Balck pigment very fugitive. A damp sheet of blotter was placed under glass in an attempt to remove the backing. Unfortunately this caused the black pigment to move onto the paper below. It was decided to avoid moisture in any future treatments. To remove the backing, thick wheat starch paste parte was applied to soften the card. It was then removed using a pair of tweezers. One area was left with ingrained adhesive which was not possible to remove. A diagram can be seen on the conservation reccord card in the WAP studio. The papyrus was mounted between sheets of glass.
- Title: Book of the Dead
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA66050
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