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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Limestone corner-block; one curved side with relief decoration.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.5 centimetres
    • Width: 15.5 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair - 2 (8)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    7 March 1993

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Remove textiles from adhesive net & acetate sheet. Straighten. Stitch to backing fabric.


    Fragile with fibres shattering easily if touched Mounted on to adhesive net.

    Treatment details

    Removed from adhesive net using warm air from a hot air blower. Humidified with ultrasonic humidifier & pinned to straighten. Each of 3 textile fragments stitched to scoured unbleached cotton calico backing, by couching using monofilament silk thread dyed to match using CIBA-GEIGY Lanacron protein dyes. Edges of 3 calico backings whipped using same thread. Textiles inserted into 2 Melinex sleeves on Melinex sheet for storage.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


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