Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018, Page: 9-17
Conservation and Restoration of Deteriorated Greco - Roman Organic Dedicatory Panels in Atfiyah Museum Store – Egypt Applied on a Chosen Object
Rabea Radi Abdel Kader, Presidential Museums and Palaces Restoration Authority, Ministry of Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt
Shaimaa Sayed Mohamed El-Sayed, Restoration Department, Faculty of Archaeology, South Valley University, Luxor, Egypt
Received: Jan. 22, 2018;       Accepted: Feb. 7, 2018;       Published: May 3, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ija.20180601.12      View  965      Downloads  59
Abstract
Egypt is famous of its Greco – Roman heritage especially dedicatory panels which were made or carved of stone but it was found very unique colored dedicatory panels which were made of wood covered with textile and had colored view from wood in the surface, these dedicatory panels were very weak and deteriorated, the textile was lost in many places and fragile in the other ones, the wooden panel was very weak also because of the Biodeterioration factors ( Fungi and insects), samples were taken from the wooden panel and textile to identify them, also samples from the red, yellow and black pigments were taken and analyzed with the elemental analysis unit attached with Scanning Electron Microscope ( EDAX), biological swabs were taken also to identify the microorganisms which grew on the panel. After the identification of the materials, Restoration processes were started, first the dust and the dirties on the surface were cleaned, then, the consolidation with Klucel - G with concentration 4 % dissolved in ethyl alcohol, after that, the loss in the wooden panel was completed, the dedicatory panel was ready for the display or storage in the museum, all of these processes will be presented in this research with pictures to explain the restoration processes of this unique dedicatory panel.
Keywords
Dedicatory Panel, Textile, Wooden Panel, Colored View, EDAX, Klucel-G
To cite this article
Rabea Radi Abdel Kader, Shaimaa Sayed Mohamed El-Sayed, Conservation and Restoration of Deteriorated Greco - Roman Organic Dedicatory Panels in Atfiyah Museum Store – Egypt Applied on a Chosen Object, International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 9-17. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20180601.12
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