cup / bottle
Silver fragments from rim of cup or small bottle 1939,1010.134, some mounted on plasticine.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
9 November 2005
Clean, consolidate, repair and repack as necessary
Fragments are in fair condition but packaged inappropriately.3 small and 1 large fragment of gilded copper alloy pieces. Decorated. They have been previously backed by using fibre glass and PVA adhesive. Old adhasive aged and yellowed.
Repacked in a crystal box with Plastazote. The box was labelled with the registration number and on a tyvek label inserted under the packing. Original labels were re-packed in a polyethylene bag.The old backing was removed by using Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone). The dismantled fragments were reattached by using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate) and rebacked with nylon gossamer layers and 30% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). Repacked in a crystal box with plastazote cut outs.
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Object reference number: MCS16818
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