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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA11104

  • Description

    Copper alloy figure of Osiris; incised collar; silver inlay; tang at the rear of the hollow square plinth; dedicatory text on sides of plinth.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.6 centimetres
    • Width: 4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        plinth
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised. 1 horizontal register on 2 sides of plinth; personal dedication
  • Condition

    good

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    1 January 1990

    Treatment proposal

    Clean

    Treatment details

    This is an archive treatment with no recorded date.

    Bronze immersed in sol. of calgon and heated in the oven. Then treated with sulphuric and sodium carbonate to remove red cupric oxide.. Rub with ammonia to remove replated copper. Placed in electrlytic tank. removed from tank in July. Placed in sol of benzotriazole for 24hrs under vacuum. Dried for 24hrs. given a coat of Incralac for protection.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1879

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA11104

  • Registration number

    1879,0712.8

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