Steatite figure of a seated cat; fore-legs damaged; plinth re-affixed to the body.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 16 centimetres
- Width: 4.82 centimetres
- Depth: 9.7 centimetres
fair - damage to the fore-legs
2 January 2003
Reason for treatment
Clean up glue line. Retouch if necessary.
Overall measurements: 160 x 105 x 52mm.The condition of this statuette is on the whole stable. However, the appearance needs to be improved, in particular the join between the body of the cat and the plinth. The old adhesive has discoloured and has also softened and therefore expanded.
The seated cat was lightly cleaned with de-ionised water and cotton wool swabs. Then the surface of the old filling was removed and replaced by 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50-50 Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) mixed with Microballoons (silica or phenolic resin). Later, the new filling material was retouched with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic).
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA58083
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