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Head from ivory figure full-faced and inlaid with blue.
- Excavated/Findspot: North West Palace, Doorway between Rooms V and W
- (Asia,Iraq,North Iraq,Nimrud (Kalhu),North West Palace)
- Length: 1.63 inches
29 November 1995
Reason for treatment
Remove from modern plaster figure; clean, consolidate?.
Original fragment embedded in plaster figure, held in place with AJK (?) dough. Old treatment evident in adhered joins. Surface slightly dirty, with some overpainting around edges from old mount.
Gently removed from plaster figure by manually digging away plaster from around edges, moistening AJK dough with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) to release, and lifting out. Cleaned surface with cotton wool swabs wound on to a cocktail stick, moistened with distilled water. Moistened remnants of AJK dough with IMS and gently swabbed off when soft.
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Object reference number: WCO153971
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