- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 10.3 centimetres
- Width: 7.5 centimetres
Inscription Positionouter surface
Inscription CommentInk. Traces visible
See Favard-Meeks in Brissaud and Zivie-Coche: Tanis 1987-1997 (1998) p.119.
incomplete,fragmentary; poor(destroyed by salt)
10 January 1998
Treatment of Cat D Ostraka, high conservation priority, active deterioration, Consolidation, Desalination, Reconstruction.
Previously active soluble salt damage, sherd laminated. Script very faint.
Removed salt crystals by dry brushing with a sable brush. Applied distilled water to the surface using a pipette, this dissolved most of the visible salt growth. A scapel blade was used to remove any slightly insoluble salts. The script flakes were secured using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) it was necessary to lift the detached fragments and remove any loose flakes beneath in order to relay the fragment. Object completely immersed in tap water. Wash water changed on a daily basis. Conductivity readings taken of both the tap water and the wash water. DATE WASH WATER TAP WATER measured in siemens 10-5/10-4 020998 58.3x10-4 71.7x10-5 22.9 25.6 11.0 65.2 77.6x10-5 88.1 Taken out Ceramic flakes and salts retruned in plastic bag and geletine capsule
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA5730
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