vessel / ostracon
Ostracon, fragment of the body of a red-brown pottery vessel, the fabric is relatively coarse and appears to have been treated at some stage, the interior is slightly grooved, the exterior is worn, covered with a burnished self-slip and remains of two lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 70 millimetres (max)
- Width: 57 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationRemains of two lines of Coptic text written in black ink.
20 January 1997
Reason for treatment
Removal of soluble nylon if possible, desalinate. Consolidate lamenating areas if necessary.
Surface powdery, lamenating and discoloured. Stored open in storage tray.
Lamenating areas consolidated using 10% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone applied with a syringe. Excess consolidant removed with acetone applied on cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. 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. Surface stable.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65431
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