6 July 2012
Reason for treatment
Fix previous repair that failed during transport for the loan Pharaoh King of Egypt to the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.
Treatment carried out at the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.
A previous repair on the proper left leg failed during transport for loan.
The areas of break were cleaned under the microscope with a fine sable brush slightly moistened in acetone to remove the previous adhesive and minute fragments of ivory, adhered to the surface but not belonging to it.
The areas were afterwards consolidated with Paraloid B72 (methyl ethyl methacrlylate) applied at 5 %w/v in acetone with a fine brush, and then adhered with the same resin at 25%w/v in acetone, also applied with a fine brush.