Wooden coffin of Nesbanebdjed; in five pieces.
- Excavated/Findspot: Thebes
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Thebes (Upper Egypt - archaic))
- Length: 212 centimetres (largest piece)
Inscription TranslationTitles/epithets include : Scribe of the Temple of Amun
PM I Part 2: p.828
2010 4th Nov-2011 6th March, Round Reading Room BM, Book of the Dead
2012 July -September, Tokyo, Mori museum, The Book of the Dead: Journey Through the Afterlife
2012, October - November, Fukuoka Museum of Art, The Book of the Dead
poor - fragmentary
19 April 2010
Reason for treatment
Clean and secure wood splinters(Estimated time includes treatment of the head, EA6886)
Unlike the head, which has been on display during the recent years, the surface of the rest of the coffin (2 sides, 2 pieces of top and 1 piece of feet) is very dusty and dirty from the accumulation of museum dirt during decades in storage.Numerous wood splinters need to be secured. Most are only small splinters on the surface of the wood. One corner of one of the top pieces shows a large fragment of wood partially detached, which in turn is split in many fragments.Note: The req is shared with the head piece of the coffin (EA 6886).Note 2: A number of analysis was performed (pigments, wood) and the results compiled in a scientific report (number: tbc).
The surface of all pieces was dusted using a low powered vacuum cleaner and a soft sable brush. The surface was further cleaned using Chemsponge/smoke sponge (vulcanized rubber molecular trap, containing a minuscule percentage of mild soap i.e. <30grm per 500kg).The splinters were secured using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) applied under the splinters with a hypodermic syringe. When a large void was present below the splinter and it was not possible / not advisable to close the gap, Japanese paper pulp was mixed with the adhesive to form a filler which, applied in small spots, was able to hold the splinter in place. This technique was used to secure the large splinter mentioned in the object condition above.
- Named in inscription: Temple of Amun
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Karnak (Thebes),Temple of Amun)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA51057
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