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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA73478

  • Description

    Glass vessel fragment, 1 of 24; rim; handle; all from the same vessel; pink, brown, translucent glass from neck, rim and an applied lug handle in translucent blue.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 5thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 5.3 centimetres
    • Width: 4.5 centimetres
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    28 October 1993

    Reason for treatment

    Storage

    Treatment proposal

    Reconstruct and make supportive fill. Smith S

    Condition

    Surface dirty and fragments unattached.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned with 50/50 distilled water and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol), using cotton wool swabs on a satay stick. Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) followed by acetone swabbed over the surface to expel any remaining traces of water. After cleaning, surface wiped with Kleenex tissue to remove the remaining solvent. under a microscope. Fragments stuck using Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) 20% in acetone. Cieba Geigy 396 397(catalyst) two part epoxy cast in shallow moulds made of melinex sheets and plasticine walls and allowed to cure away from the object. Once cured the sheet was cut to shape and stuck in possition using Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer).

    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

    EA73478

  • Registration number

    1919,0505.867.8

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