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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA60597

  • Description

    Solid-cast copper alloy figure of Osiris wearing the horned atef(damaged on the right side); incised collar; tang beneath the feet.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14.9 centimetres
    • Width: 4 centimetres
  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    5 December 1982

    Treatment proposal

    Reveal surface and stabilisation.

    Condition

    Corroded. Mud. Tang removed from base. Possible active bronze disease.

    Treatment details

    Corrosion removed manually with scalpel and pin vice. Mud removed mechanically with vibrotool. Detail revealed.Stabilised in 3% BTA in IMS under vacuum for 48 hours. Lacquered with Incralac applied with brush, one coat only. Rather shiny surface.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1755

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA60597

  • Registration number

    OC.1300

  • Additional IDs

    • BS.597 (Birch Slip Number)

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