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Gilt plaster rim-mount from shield 1939,1010.94, in form of animal head. Cabochon garnet eyes, eyebrows in relief, with central ridge and stamped and beaded lines of decoration. Lower end of snout is missing, and clip has snapped off from top of head; fragmentary.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 4 centimetres
- Width: 1.2 centimetres
20 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair, repack as neccessary.
The shield attachments were backed with old paper. Gesso layer is delaminating on some of them. Gilded surface is also fragile. Some of them have perspex backings.
The gesso layers and the gilded surfaces were consolidated by using 5% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) 50:50. Some of the joins were reconstructed by using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). They were packed in a crystal box with plastazote cut outs.
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Object reference number: MCS16379
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