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Pottery jar with a small foot, a bulbous body with the sides narrowing to a small shoulder, 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.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 16 centimetres
- Diameter: 10 centimetres (maximum)
23 November 1983
Clean and desalt.
Dirty surface, possible soluble salts and encrustation.
Soaked in tap water. Encrustation removed with 10% Nitric acid applied with a pipette, rinsed in tap water. Then soaked in daily changes of tap water until conductivity reading has levelled out as with soluble salts. Dried in air. Encrustation dissolved.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA37852
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