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Box of fragments of wood with leather, some with copper alloy staining; one tiny piece with two rivet holes.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
12 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
Wood fragments are in fragile condition. Packing is inadequate.
Some of the wood fragments were reconstructed by using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). They were also consolidated by using 5 % Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/ Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50:50. They were packed in a small crystal box with a plastazote padding.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS8118
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