- Excavated/Findspot: Karnak
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Karnak (Thebes))
Inscription CommentInk. Totally illegible
incomplete - destroyed by salt
7 July 2005
Remove salts, stabilize and reconstruct if possible
Object destroyed by soluble salt action. Delaminated and cracked up into many fragments. Inscribtion seems to have gone completely.
Brushed salt flakes off surface of fragments using various brushes. Picked the harder crystals away with toothpick. Reassembled object as far as possible using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). Support filled two areas with putty made of glassmicrospheres and Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). Consolidated reverse surface as necessary using 5% PB 72 in acetone. Rewrote reg.no. with black Golden Acrylic Colours after applying an isolating layer of PB 72. Readhered old paper label with HMG.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA35114
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