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Fragments of wood with gold foil attached; one slightly crumpled piece (dimensions given) displays distinct interlace pattern. From shield strip 1939,1010.94.M.1.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 3.3 centimetres
- Width: 1.5 centimetres
12 October 2005
Reason for treatment
Clean, consolidate, repair & repack as necessary.
Wood and gold foil fragments are in fragile condition. Packing is inadequate.
Some of the wood fragments were reconstructed by using HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate). Gold foils were consolidated by using 5 % Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/ Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50:50. Two melinex sheets binded together with magic tape was used as a small folder to keep the fragile gold foils in. A wood fragment with a gold foil attached to it was backed with a piece of nylon gossamer and 30% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/ Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) 50:50. All fragments were packed in a small crystal box with a plastazote padding.
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Object reference number: MCS8109
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