28 September 2009
Reason for treatment
Examine, X-ray, clean, repair, stabilize, and repack as required.
During packaging upgrade for the object for long distance travel, two previously joined fragments were detached. This includes a small fragment of textile that was protruding vertically and the end of the grip nearest to the copper alloy rivet. (Ana Tam, June 2009)
It was considered to be the safest course of action to keep these fragments separate and not rejoin them until they return from York (textile analysis). The packaging was devised to safely house the object in three fragments. (Ana Tam, June 2009)