Ostracon, consisting of a coarse sherd of brown pottery. No remains of the inscription remain.
- Found/Acquired: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Height: 70 millimetres (max)
- Width: 140 millimetres (max)
Inscription TransliterationTotally disappeared.
20 January 1997
Reason for treatment
Removal of soluble nylon if possible, desalinate. Consolidate lamenating areas if necessary.
Treated with soluble nylon. Script totally obsured. Surface discoloured. Stored open in storage tray.
Four applications of Wolber's IMS gel applied. (IMS,water,carboxypolymethylene,polyoxyethylene-15-cocamine) Each application left on for 3 hours and covered with cling film to prevent evaporation of Wolbers gel. Between applications the Wolbers gel was gently rinsed off using distilled water and a soft sable brush. After Wolber gel treatment desalination carried out. Object completely immersed in distilled water. Wash water changed on a daily basis. Conductivity readings taken of both the tap water and the wash water. DATE WASH WATER DISTILLED WATER measured in siemens 10-5/10-4 260896 0.2x10-5 270896 15.8x10-5 0.2x10-5 280896 9.6x10-5 0.2x10-5 290896 7.8x10-5 0.2x10-5 300896 7.0x10-5 0.2x10-5 010996 7.1x10-5 0.2x10-5 020996 2.2x10-5 0.2x10-5 030996 1.3x10-5 0.2x10-5 040996 1.3x10-5 RESULTS AFTER TREATMENT. After treatment no visible change. Structure now stable.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA72490
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