Box containing wood fragment covered with leather with rivet holes, and two fragments of wood and leather with gold foil adhering; from shield 1939,1010.94.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
17 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate,repair & repack as necessary
Fragments previously adhered to glass fibre sheet. Old glue joins. Some red paint on wood, possibly modern splash from numbering.
Consolidated with 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) where golding liable to detatch.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Wood fragment covered with leather with rivet holes, and 2 fragments of wood & leather with gold foil attached; from shield no.94. Copper alloy backing shows salmon pinkk where gilding fragment is crumples, image width 5mm.
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Object reference number: MCS16925
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