vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and faint traces of five lines of black-painted text.
- Excavated/Findspot: Armant, 132
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Armant)
- Height: 4.7 centimetres (max)
- Width: 5.8 centimetres (max)
Inscription CommentFaint traces of five lines of black-painted demotic 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.
One 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. Less discolouration, Scipt faded, patchy loss.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA66009
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