Limestone corner-block; one curved side with relief decoration.
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 19.5 centimetres
- Width: 15.5 centimetres
Not on display
fair - 2 (8)
7 March 1993
Reason for treatment
Remove textiles from adhesive net & acetate sheet. Straighten. Stitch to backing fabric.
Fragile with fibres shattering easily if touched Mounted on to adhesive net.
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.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA55770
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