Oblong piece of wood with crosses and other marks cut into it.
- Found/Acquired: Chatham Islands
- (Oceania,Polynesia,New Zealand,South Island,Canterbury (New Zealand),Chatham Islands)
Vendor "W.J.Williams" on Slips and in Temporary Register,1861-1921,p.87; but correspondence (M&LA Dept.) signed "J.W.Williams".
19 March 1998
Reason for treatment
Clean surface to try and enhance carved design. Tone down recently damaged areas of bark.
Dusty. Bark loose in several areas. Wood appearing `raw' in areas where recently chipped.
Secured loose bark using 15%v/vVinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer) in distilled water, applied with a fine brush and wetting area first with white spirit to act as a barrier. (Discussed with AK first.) Gentle pressure applied during drying to increase contact between wood and bark by balancing plastic straws between object and bricks. Surface cleaned using soft brush and vacuum suction. Toned down exposed areas of wood using Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic).
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EOC9914
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