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tomb-painting

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA1291

  • Description

    Fragment of a wall-painting; head of Inherkhau and wife.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 25.5 centimetres (max)
    • Width: 15.3 centimetres (max)
  • Curator's comments

    Published: PM I Part 2: p.xxiii Keller in Davies, Colour and Painting, London 2001, p. 86, col. pl. 28 [1].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

  • Bibliography

    • Parkinson 1999 fig. 49 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    2 July 1999

    Treatment proposal

    Clean, improve mount.B

    Condition

    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.

    Treatment details

    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.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1848

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA1291

  • Registration number

    1848,1230.2

  • Additional IDs

    • EA5614 (original Big Number)

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