mummy-wrapping / animal mummy
Mummified bullock; linen wrappings(geometric pattern on chest); false eyes.
- Excavated/Findspot: Thebes
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Thebes (Upper Egypt - archaic))
- Height: 45.7 centimetres
- Length: 73.7 centimetres
5 May 1999
Reason for treatment
Secure loose bandaging. Clean. Re-position loose horn.
Generally dusty. One horn loose and dangling. Linen wrappings fragile and fragmentary in places.
Loose dirt removed from surface using a soft brush and low powered vacuum cleaner fitted with a flexible rubber hose. Backed loose bandaging with an insert of Japanese kozo (mulberry fibre) paper tissue which had been moistened with 20% Klucel G (hydroxypropyl cellulose) in Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). The paper had been previously dyed to a matching colour with Solophenyl (azo dye). Pressed into position to dry flat.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA63218
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