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Convex circular bronze mirror decorated with incised annules and concentrics.
- Excavated/Findspot: Alexandria
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Nile Delta,Alexandria (Egypt))
- Diameter: 13.3 centimetres
- Thickness: 0.95 centimetres
fair - slightly warped
18 May 1977
Round mirror case buckled slightly. Covered in a thin layer of green carbonate. Heavy encrustation of hard red cuprite in areas. Overlaid in some areas by a hard concretion of white silicate? Metal in good condition underneath.
Soaked in alkaline glycerol sol. Soaked in Calgon sol. Mechanically cleaned using the vibrotool on hard concretions. Tried 30% formic acid on white concretions - no effect, so not calcareous. Alternate soaks in alkaline glycerol and calgon sols. Additional work with vibrotool, chipping with pin vice and glass brushing eventually removed most of the deposits. Soaked in distilled water. Hot/cold washes. Oven dried and lacquered with Incralac.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA40600
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