Glass lens: the form is conventional, a flat base with convex top. The glass is very pale green, almost colourless and almost transparent. The surface is now heavily filmed and is full of bubbles and minute cavities.
- Excavated/Findspot: San el-Hagar, house 44
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Nile Delta,San el-Hagar)
- Diameter: 6.6 centimetres
W. M. F. Petrie 'et al.', 'Tanis' I (1885), 49, pl. XII (30).
H. Coutts, 'Gold of the Pharaohs' (Edinburgh, 1988), p. 96 ;
C. Favard-Meeks in P. Brissaud & C. Zivie-Coche (eds), 'Tanis : travaux récents sur le tell Sân el-Hagar : Mission française des fouilles de Tanis, 1987-1997' (1998), p. 133.Brief letter about this object from Horace C. Beck (ANE CORRES 1927, q.v. Beck).
20 June 2003
Consolidate loose weathered crust
The object had a solid weathered crust in the 70s as shown in photographs from that time. Now much of that crust has been removed and a pitted surface exposed below. Some areas are vulnerable at edge of crust.Previous consolidation was carried out since loss with no existing museum record.
Consolidated small flakes using 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in acetone/IMS, 50/50 applied with a micropipette and small sable brush.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA63030
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