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Box of wood from shield strip 1939,1010.94.M.1, with several fragments of gold foil, some adhering, decorated with dot and interlace patterns.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
12 October 2005
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 and backed on a piece of nylon gossamer with 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: MCS8103
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