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storage-vessel

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA73515

  • Description

    Earthenware (pottery) storage-vessel fragments (3 joined); red, grey ware; painted with a male figure holding a sword and shield, a figure of a lion(?) and floral motifs in white and brown on red; wheel-made.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 5thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 26.4 centimetres
    • Length: 28 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Part of 1919,0505.249

  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    30 June 2003

    Treatment proposal

    Clean surface.

    3 fragments are already joined and one loose - clean break edges.

    rebond and make white fills, if nec..

    Condition

    Dirty surface.

    3 fragments previously bonded still together. Another fragment broken and old adhesive along break edges.

    Treatment details

    Dust removed with a vacuum cleaner.

    Dismantled using acetone applied to cotton wool swabs laid along joins, in foil.

    Scalpel and brush used to clean.

    Reconstructed using *HMG* . Joins supported in a sand tray during curing.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1919

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA73515

  • Registration number

    1919,0505.250

Earthenware (pottery) storage-vessel fragments (3 joined); red, grey ware; painted with a male figure holding a sword and shield, a figure of a lion(?) and floral motifs in white and brown on red; wheel-made.

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