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Textile fragments (2, large) on glass plate; of woollen pattern weft from fine soumak & tapestry weave with plain weave stripes or bands & fringe; from drinking-horn complex; no.189 = SH14.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
31 May 2006
Reason for treatment
The object had been put on silk crepeline and mounted between two pieces of glass. The pieces of glass had been slightly lifted apart from each other with window mounts in either card, polystyrene, or plastic honey comb, presumably to prevent crushing the fragments. Sellotape (very brittle and yellowed with age), newer clear Magic tape, brown paper or masking tape had been used to seal the four sides of the glass ‘sandwich’. Refer to the hardcopy chart housed a conservation envelope for the exact materials used in each case.
The object was put into a glass vial, which was then made secure by putting into a plastazote (polyethylene) mount, in a polystyrene 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.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS10119
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