vessel / ostracon
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Ostracon, fragment of the body of a pale-red pottery vessel, the fabric is grey in section, the exterior is covered with a cream-coloured slip and remains of six lines of black-painted demotic text.
- Excavated/Findspot: Armant, 0.288 AR:X/147
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Armant)
- Height: 4.8 centimetres (max)
- Width: 10.1 centimetres (max)
Inscription CommentRemains of six lines of black-painted demotic text.
20 January 1997
Reason for treatment
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 35.6x10-5 0.3x10-5 080197 58.5x10-5 0.3x10-5 110197 20.4x10-5 0.3x10-5 120197 8.0x10-5 0.3x10-5 130197 7.1x10-5 0.3x10-5 140197 3.3x10-5 150297 1.3x10-5 RESULTS AFTER TREATMENT. Less discolouration and bloom, Script legible.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA66011
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