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Beetle; small, yellow, male ladybird or Aphidecta obliterata cocanellidae; found amongst textile in pillow complex.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 0.5 centimetres
1 May 2006
Reason for treatment
The object had been stored in a round card box, often sitting on tissue paper on top of cotton padding. Refer to the hardcopy chart housed in a conservation envelope for the exact materials used in each case.
The object was put onto Jiffy foam, (polyethylene), in a polystyrene box. Extra long pieces of foam were cut to line the sides of the box to protect the fragments from the hard plastic should they touch the sides, as well as to facilitate ease of lifting the fragments out of the box.Old labels were removed from the old packing and placed into a polyethylene bag labelled with the registration number which can be archived and easily referenced back to the objects. The new boxes are labelled with the registration number on the lid and side, and on the cotton twill tabs.
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Object reference number: MCS3084
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