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    Wax figure of Imsety with incised detail.

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9.49 centimetres
    • Width: 2.3 centimetres
    • Depth: 1.66 centimetres
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    Treatment date

    8 October 1998

    Treatment proposal

    Remove from wooden mount. 61096 - remove excess adhesive around break, re-join to reconstruction of missing foot?


    Objects previously attached to (modern) wooden mount - but had been removed prior to arrival in lab. 61096 had excess adhesive around join with (later) reconstruction of missing foot.

    Treatment details

    Removed excess adhesive using Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). NB not re-joined to foot, as area of contact insufficient for satisfactory bond.

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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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Wax figure of Duamutef with incised detail.

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Wax figure of Duamutef with incised detail.

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