Three fragments of wood with gold foil adhering; from shield 1939,1010.94.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
Not on display
7 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate,repair & repack as necessary.
Previously stuck on glassfibre sheet. Remains of gold leaf. Possible remains of leather stitching in round hole (see picture).
Where gold leaf liable to become detached, consolidated with 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone).
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Object reference number: MCS16898
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