Wooden male figure shown wearing a short painted black wig and a gilded collar and kilt; hole in the forehead for the uraeus(now lost).
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 18.2 centimetres
- Width: 4.69 centimetres
- Depth: 2.98 centimetres
See PM viii, p. 78.
12 May 1988
Clean gold, possibly chemically (to be discussed). Check paint layer and relay as necessary. M.McCord.
Dirt and corrosion overlaying gilding. Evidence of previous cleaning - no records. The gilding though thin is well bonded to the substrate.
The thick areas of corrosion were removed with a scalpel. Impervious to IMS on small cotton wool swabs. Stubborn areas cleaned by applying 30% v/v Formic acid on the frayed end of a cocktail stick.On the proper right side of the figure above the kilt can be seen an area where the gilding has been overpainted with red paint. On the back proper right side of the figure above the kilt there is an area of bare wood, a fragment of ground/gesso and the remains of textile.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA54875
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