vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, large fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is partially grey in section, the interior surface is very pitted, the exterior is covered with a self-slip and remains of seventeen lines of black-painted demotic text, accounts.
- Excavated/Findspot: Armant, 0.309 AR:X/70
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Armant)
- Height: 13.9 centimetres (max)
- Width: 9.1 centimetres (max)
Inscription CommentRemains of seventeen lines of black-painted demotic text - accounts.
20 January 1997
Removal of soluble nylon if possible, desalinate. Consolidate lamenating areas if necessary.
Treated with soluble nylon. Script partly obsured. Surface discoloured. White bloom visible. Stored open in storage tray.
Four applications 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 260896 0.2x10-5 270896 15.8x10-5 0.2x10-5 280896 9.6x10-5 0.2x10-5 290896 7.8x10-5 0.2x10-5 300896 7.0x10-5 0.2x10-5 010996 7.1x10-5 0.2x10-5 020996 2.2x10-5 0.2x10-5 030996 1.3x10-5 0.2x10-5 040996 1.3x10-5 RESULTS AFTER TREATMENT. After treatment script legible, less discolouration and bloom.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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