Fragment of a wall-painting; head of Inherkhau and wife.
- Excavated/Findspot: Tomb of Inherkhau
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Deir el-Medina (Thebes),Tomb of Inherkhau)
- Length: 25.5 centimetres (max)
- Width: 15.3 centimetres (max)
Published: PM I Part 2: p.xxiii Keller in Davies, Colour and Painting, London 2001, p. 86, col. pl. 28 .From Chamber F, snorth wall. Published; J-P. Corteggiani and N. Cherpion, La tombe d'Inherkhaouy (TT 359) a Deir el-Medina (MIFAO128, 2010), 62-82, pl. 52
2 July 1999
Clean, improve mount.B
The wallpainting fragment sits in a mount which is untidy, badly painted and has a few holes in the areas around the painting itself. there are areas of residue of an earlier adhesive around the fragmented area to the top right corner. There are other areas to the top left and in the centre.
The holes in the mount were filled with Microballoons (silica or phenolic resin) in 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50/50. After rubbing down the whole mount it was repainted with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic). The surface of the wallplaster was drycleaned with Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler). the residue adhesive was not removed due to lack of time.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- EA 5614 (Former registration number)
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Object reference number: YCA60774
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