Panel of leather; tooled and stamped decoration; foliate with background of small circles, surrounded by sequences of letters.
- Length: 345 millimetres
- Width: 160 millimetres
- Height: 5 millimetres
20 May 2002
Reason for treatment
Remove white bloom. Repair if needed.
Leather very dark due to leather dressing. White bloom on surface on both sides obscuring decoration. Leather very brittle, some ancient tears visible.
Tried rolling cotton wool bud with white spirit across surface. This removed the bloom but also seemed to be removing some of the fragile surface of the leather. Therefore treatment continued but a soft brush was used instead of a swab. The surface was brushed with white spirit and the brush afterwards wiped against a tissue. This seemed to remove the bloom from the surface. The object was packed in a correx box on a support of polyester wadding with spider tissue on top. The leather was laid on top of a sheet of thin Melinex (polyester) on top of the spider tissue and covered with acidfree tissue.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCM2730
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