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Box of fragments of gold foil from shield 1939,1010.94 with repoussé or interlace decoration, all mounted on glass.
- 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.
The gold foil fragments are in fragile condition, but the packaging is inadequate. They are placed between the two pieces of glass, on a piece of paper. The edges of the glasses were sealed with tape which is aged, yellowed and failing.
The gold fragments were placed on acid free cardboards. The old tape around the glass mounts were removed and any residues were cleaned off by swabbing with Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). Then the acid free cardboards with the gold foils were placed between the glass mounts and the edges were sealed with magic tape as well as with the filmo plast mounting tape. Two mounts were placed in plastazote cut outs in a medium sized crystal box.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS7894
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