vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red pottery vessel, convex and slightly grooved, the fabric is greyish in section, the interior is spotted with a dark-brown resinous deposit, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and remains of two lines of black-painted hieratic text.
- Excavated/Findspot: Armant
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Armant)
- Height: 7.7 centimetres (max)
- Width: 8.2 centimetres (max)
Inscription CommentRemains of two lines of black-painted hieratic text.
20 January 1997
Removal of soluble nylon if possible, desalinate. Consolidate lamenating areas if necessary.
Treated with soluble nylon. Script partly obsured. Surface discoloured. Stored open in storage tray.
Three application of Wolber's IMS gel applied. (IMS,water,carboxypolymethylene,polyoxyethylene-15-cocamine) Each application left on for 3 hours and covered with cling film to prevent evaporation of Wolbers gel. Between applications the Wolbers gel was gently rinsed off using distilled water and a soft sable brush. After Wolber gel treatment desalination carried out. Object completely immersed in distilled water. Wash water changed on a daily basis. Conductivity readings taken of both the tap water and the wash water. DATE WASH WATER DISTILLED WATER measured in siemens 10-5/10-4 060197 0.3x10-5 070197 15.8x10-5 0.3x10-5 080197 9.6x10-5 0.3x10-5 110197 7.8x10-5 0.3x10-5 120197 7.0x10-5 0.3x10-5 130197 7.1x10-5 0.3x10-5 140197 2.2x10-5 RESULTS AFTER TREATMENT. No visible change.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA66014
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