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Bronze spiralling rod with a hook at the end.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 28 centimetres
2 July 1998
. Light surface clean. Removal of corrosion. Keep corrosion sample.
Powdery corrosion over good surface. Black deposits near the tip together with vegetal debris .
Mechanically cleaned with air-abrasive using Aluminium oxide, No1 powder. Cleaned manually using scalpel.Detail revealed. Black deposits and vegetal material left in situ. Cleaned areas consolidated using 2.5% Paraloid B72, ethyl methacrylate copolymer, in acetone/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol), applied using brush. Corrosion sample kept in gelatine capsule with the object.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- BS.6484c (Birch Slip Number)
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Object reference number: YCA51816
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