Nahed Samir test cleaning lid assembly decoration, looking west

Nahed Samir test cleaning lid assembly decoration, looking west
Date Created:
July, 2002
Ramesses VI (KV9) Sarcophagus Conservation
Conservation work in progress
Luxor, Egypt, Al Uqşur, and Kings, Valley of the
Time Period:
New Kingdom and 20th Dynasty
Art, Ancient--Egypt, Afterlife, Damage--Antiquities, Tombs--Egypt, Funerary monuments, Sarcophagi, Fragmentation--Antiquities, Decoration and ornament, Ancient, and Ramesses VI, King of Egypt
black-and-white photographs
Conservation Note:
The test cleanings revealed that different results can be obtained, depending on the present condition of the surface of the fragment as well as its past history. In extreme cases, as visible on the right side of the box, one fragment may be coated with the resinous material while an adjacent fragment, found outside the tomb has lost this coating, as well as some of the painted decoration. It is recommended that if any future cleaning activities are undertaken, they should be confined to only the painted figures and not the background. Additional cleaning of the sarcophagus box and lid to remove dirt is desirable. Any more removal of the resinous coating should be undertaken only in areas where it may be possible to make the decoration clearer and should be carried out there on the painted decoration using mechanical means of removal, mainly the use of fine picks. Painted decoration was consolidated after cleaning, using a diluted paraloid solution.
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Rights Statement:
Users must agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the CC BY NC SA license before using ARCE materials and must provide the following credit line: "Reproduction courtesy of the American Research Center in Egypt, Inc. (ARCE). This project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)."
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Funding Agency:
Ramesses VI (KV9) Sarcophagus Conservation project was made possible with funding by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Grant No. 263-G-00-93-0089-00 (formerly 263-0000-G-00-3089-00) and administered by the Egyptian Antiquities Project (EAP) of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).