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Gold foil from wing of bird shield-mount from shield 1939,1010.94, with interlace and human faces in the design.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
12 October 2005
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
The gold foil fragments are fragile with inadequate packaging. They are mounted on paper between two pieces of glass, the edges of which were sealed with cellotape which is aged, yellowed and failing.
The gold fragments were remounted in the same position on acid free card. This was sandwiched between glass and the edges first sealed with magic tape followed by Filmo Plast mounting tape. The sealed mount was then placed in plastazote cut outs in a crystal box and re-labelled using permanent black ink on the lid and on a tyvek label placed under the packing material. All old labels, notes and stickers were placed in a polyethylene bag labelled with the objects' registration number.
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Object reference number: MCS16759
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