textile / animal remains
One box of textile fragments and furry material remains, possibly animal.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
Not on display
1 May 2006
Reason for treatment
The object had been stored in a grey plastic box, sitting on tissue paper or a thick block of polystyrene foam. Refer to the hardcopy chart housed in a conservation envelope for the exact materials used in each case.
The object was put onto Jiffy foam, (polyethylene), in a polystyrene box. Extra long pieces of foam were cut to line the sides of the box to protect the fragments from the hard plastic should they touch the sides, as well as to facilitate ease of lifting the fragments out of the box.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.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS15467
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