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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA71873

  • Description

    Brush made from palm leaf. The brush element is held together with a binding (also of palm leaf) around the end of the brush to create a handle, and lower down to create three separate bunches.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 26 centimetres
    • Width: 7.5 centimetres
  • Location

    G65/16

  • Condition

    good

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    12 February 1991

    Reason for treatment

    Permanent Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean. Repair binding. Fix loose brush fronds.

    Condition

    Dirty. Binding loose. Some loose brush fronds.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned by vacuuming whilst gently brushing with a soft brush. Loose sections secured using Sodium alginate + arrowroot starch paste in distilled water applied with a fine sable brush.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1989

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA71873

  • Registration number

    1990,0127.56

  • Additional IDs

    • QI.76.2.21/4
    • QI.82/488
Brush made from palm leaf bound with palm leaf around the handle into one bundle and a little lower down into three bundles.

Brush made from palm leaf bound with palm leaf around the handle into one bundle and a little lower down into three bundles.

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