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Limestone block from an arch; relief vine scrolls.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Length: 39.5 centimetres
- Width: 15 centimetres
fair (incomplete) - 1 (0)
25 March 2004
Reason for treatment
Dust. Remove gallery paint. Remove plaster. Consolidate where necessary.
The relief was dusty. There were areas of thick plaster on the return edges.There were some laminations in the limestone.
The relief was vacuumed and cleaned with Wishab sponge. The laminations were consolidated with gradations of Paraloid B72 in acetone/meths, up to 20%. Fillings were of microballoons in 20% paraloid B72 in acetone/meths. The fills and the gallery paint were retouched in Cryla acrylic paints.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA55799
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