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stela

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA1533

  • Description

    Rectangular limestone stela: figure of a haloed figure of Apa Pachom (Pachomius) with hands raised; Coptic text beneath the feet with name `Pachom'; border of vine plants with grapes issuing from two amphorae in the lower corners.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 57 centimetres
    • Width: 44 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
      • Inscription Content

        Pachom
  • Curator's comments

    Cf.D. Zuntz, Koptische Grabstelen, MDAIK 2 (1931):22-38

  • Bibliography

    • Vikan 1995 55-57, pl.21.1 (comparanda for Washington DC 1995, no. 21) bibliographic details
    • Beckwith 1963 no. 123 (pp.27, 29, 55) (dates 6th-7th century) bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2000 30 Sep-2001 7 Jan, France, La Clape, Musée de l’Ephebe, L’art copte en Egypte
    2000 15 May-3 Sep, France, Paris, Institut du Monde Arabe, Coptic Art

  • Condition

    good - 2 (15)

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    12 January 2000

    Treatment proposal

    Clean. Consolidate as necessary. Improve make-up.

    Condition

    The object is very dirty. There are several small abrations on the front face, small areas of loss and a few laminations. Some areas are powdery. There is a line of red gallery paint along the edges of the object.

    Treatment details

    Overall cleaned with Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler). Loose and powdery areas have been consolidated with 2% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) / Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). The laminations have been secured with Microballoons (silica or phenolic resin) in 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer)in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) / Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and retouched with Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic). The gallery paint was removed with Nitromors water soluble (methylene chloride,sodium hydroxide,cellulose) and Acetone.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1911

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA1533

  • Registration number

    1911,0617.16

Rectangular limestone stela: figure of a haloed figure of Apa Pachom with hands raised; Coptic text beneath the feet with name `Pachom'; border of vine plants with grapes issuing from two amphorae in the lower corners.

Rectangular limestone stela: figure of a haloed figure of Apa Pachom with hands raised; Coptic text beneath the feet with name `Pachom'; border of vine plants with grapes issuing from two amphorae in the lower corners.

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