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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Leather fragments with traces of textile.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    31 May 2006

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal



    The object had been put on silk crepeline and mounted between two pieces of glass. The pieces of glass had been slightly lifted apart from each other with window mounts in either card, polystyrene, or plastic honey comb, presumably to prevent crushing the fragments. Sellotape (very brittle and yellowed with age), newer clear Magic tape, brown paper or masking tape had been used to seal the four sides of the glass ‘sandwich’. Refer to the hardcopy chart housed a conservation envelope for the exact materials used in each case.

    Treatment details

    The object was laid onto plastazote (polyethylene) in a polystyrene box. To provide more rigid support, the plastazote was first adhered to a correx sheet (corrugated sheet of polypropylene/polyethylene copolymer) with 3M double sided tape 415 (polyester carrier, acrylic adhesive). A length of cotton twill tape was heat-sealed to the reverse using Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate, ethylene copolymer) adhesive to the underside of the correx in order to provide tabs to enable the board to be lifted out of the box easily.

    The object was then transferred to its board. If the objects had been resting on silk crepeline in their old mount, it was transferred still laying on it to minimize handling.

    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.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Before conservation April 2006. Leather fragments with traces of textile; mounted on glass plate.

Before conservation April 2006. Leather fragments with traces of textile; mounted on glass plate.

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