Head and upper torso of a green glazed composition figure of Isis clutching her right breast; lappet-wig with fine ringlets; hole in the modius for the attachment of a headdress(now lost); blue detail; the inlay is lost from the eyes.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 18.6 centimetres (max)
- Width: 9.77 centimetres
- Depth: 8.5 centimetres
Published: Walker & Higgs, Cleopatra of Egypt (2001): 104-105 No 126 [wrongly recorded as EA 20549]
incomplete - lower body and headdress lost
17 November 1999
Reason for treatment
Examine under the microscope, Surface clean taking care of the pigments. Retouch? restoration if necesary, at top.
Surface dirt and possible need to consolidate cracks.
Examined under the microscope to detect any areas of pigment, (deep blue on right of face and red waxy-type on neck). These areas were avoided during cleaning. Surface cleaned with a soft sable brush and puffer under a microscope. Used small applications of 75/25 Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and distilled water, to help loosen bits of dirt, small bits of fill from the old restoration, and a shellac-type deposit. The old restoration is a hard fill with grog-like particles, which appears to have contracted but is not yet damaging the object but needed a little consolidation around the fill on the top of the head. Consolidated using 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50/50 Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol), applied with a micropippette.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA50333
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