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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA5094

  • Description

    Pottery jar with a small foot, a bulbous body(incomplete) with the sides narrowing to a small shoulder, a single handle, a concave neck and a straight rim with a projecting ridge beneath it, one side of the body is indented and decorated with applied and incised features in the form of Bes, decorated with a buff-coloured slip.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17 centimetres
    • Diameter: 11 centimetres (maximum)
  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    24 November 1983

    Treatment proposal

    Clean and desalt, restick if necessary.

    Condition

    Very dirty, possible soluble salts. Previous join came apart.

    Treatment details

    Soaked in daily changes of tap water until conductivity reading levelled out. Rinsed and brushed using sable brush in tap water. Dried in air. Re-adhered using HMG - cellulose nitrate.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1839

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA5094

  • Registration number

    1839,0921.478

  • Additional IDs

    • Anastasi C771
    • BS.5094 (Birch Slip Number)

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