Fragment of a stone wall-painting.
- Excavated/Findspot: Tomb of Sety I
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Biban el-Muluk (Valley of the Kings - Thebes),Tomb of Sety I)
- Length: 34 centimetres (case)
- Width: 27 centimetres (case)
14 April 1999
Reason for treatment
Consolidate where necessary, neaten mount and repaint.H
The paint flakes are lifting and detaching in some areas and the surface is dirty. The mount reuires improvement.
The surface was dry cleaned with Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler). The paint flakes were pre-consolidated with 0.5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in xylene. The paint flakes were then flooded in turn with White Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate) prior to an application of 5% Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer) and deionised water. The residue was removed with Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and a cotton wool swab. The mount was rubbed down with wet and dry paper, filled with fine surface polyfiller and repainted with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic).
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA59456
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