tunic / textile
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Fragment of dark-yellow plain weave woollen tunic(?); three groups of three multiple self-bands over which are sewn narrow finger-looped undyed linen braids.
- Found/Acquired: Akhmim
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Akhmim)
- Length: 16.5 centimetres
- Width: 13 centimetres
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 1994.
poor (incomplete and fragmentary)
30 July 1985
Dismount, clean, straighten and remount.
The textile fragment is adhered to cardboard backing, sandwiched behind glass.. The wool is dirty and distorted.
The glass cover was removed. The fragment was removed from the cardboard backing using a scalpel to cut away beneath the areas of adhesive. Removed the remaining patches of cardboard and same adhesive by dampening these areas with distilled water. The soft adhesive and cardboard was pared away using a scalpel.Tested for colour fastness in distilled water and Synperonic N - slightly fugitive. Decided to wash in deionised water and 1% Synperonic N washing solution. Wetted out in a small photographic dish. Added washing solution and brushed gently. Rinsed, repeated. Brushed areas where adhesive remained. Rinsed repeatedly. laid onto melanex polyacrylic sheet, aligned to dry, folding flat with strips of melanex. When dry, couched down onto a dyed cotton backing using monofilament silk thread.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA4986
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