Bronze figure of Osiris, mummiform, hands crossed on breast, one holding crook, wearing atef-crown, facial features incised and originally inlaid with lapis lazuli, only fragments of which now survive, traces of gilding also survive on the neck and face, extensively corroded.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 89 centimetres (max)
poor (heavily corroded)
25 July 1985
Examine, clean, consolidate.
Museum grime. The gilding is masked by silicates, carbonates. Surface is friable. The eyes and beard are masked by plaster make up. The old reconstruction - wax and plaster is rough and obvious.
The dirt was removed with IMS on cotton wool swabs. The surface was sprayed with 50/50 Frigilene/reducer, nitrocellulose lacquer. The plaster was removed with a scalpel. The old reconstruction was cut back with a scalpel and painted with earth pigments mixed with glass beads and HMG - nitrocellulose adhesive.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA54635
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