Limestone stela; cross beneath a rosette; foliate border.
- 5thC-8thC (Badawy 1978)
- Excavated/Findspot: Monastery of Apa Jeremias
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Saqqara (Memphis),Monastery of Apa Jeremias)
- Height: 123.5 centimetres
- Width: 55.5 centimetres
fair - 2 (15)
10 May 2013
Surface powdering, consolidate locally, examine under magnification, clean.
Extremely dirtly.Broken and repaired at some earlier stage with plaster of paris, no evidence of decay. Plaster of paris spread beyond break-line to form surface filling. Break line begins at centre left rising up at right side.Red pigment covers all carved surfaces, sound but fugitive when wetted with distilled water on cotton wool swab. Small fragments of powdered stone in carved recesses but not extensive so therefore not in need of consolidation. No evidence of soluble salts.
Cleaning with distlled water applied on cotton wool swabs with gentle rolling action to avoid disturbing pigment.Plaster of paris re-shaped to remove irregular surface with scalpel. Surface smoothed with fine-grade sand paper. Plaster of paris re-coloured with poly vinyl alcohol and distilled water as medium.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA55707
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