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tomb-painting

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA5604

  • Description

    Fragment of painted stone depicting part of a yellow and blue nemes-headdress.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 20 centimetres (case)
    • Width: 14 centimetres (case)
  • Location

    G63/11

  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    17 March 1999

    Treatment proposal

    Consolidate paint as necessary. Neaten mount and paint it.H

    Condition

    Stable. Some loose Paint flakes. Unstable mount.

    Treatment details

    Consolidated paint flakes with 5% Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer) in deionized water. Lightly cleaned with Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler). Remounted on a polyester resin pad using General Resin and painted it with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic).

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1834

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA5604

  • Registration number

    .5604

  • Additional IDs

    • BS.5604 (Birch Slip Number)
Fragment of painted stone depicting part of a yellow and blue nemes-headdress.

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