A. Lucas, 10/6/43: Notes on work done on some of the objects from the
tomb of Tutankhamun.
Meant for private use and reference only.
In addition, formal notes were made by me on many of the Index Cards
giving treatment of objects.
The importance of these notes is now such that we hope that Lucas would forgive us for making them public - Jaromir Malek.
Concept & Direction: Jaromir Malek
Scanning: Kent Rawlinson, Jenni Navratil
Transcription and editing: Lindsay Allen and Jaromir Malek
Coordination: Elizabeth Fleming
Preliminaries and miscellaneous
Notes on work done on some of the objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Meant for private use and reference only. In addition, formal notes were made by me on many of the Index Cards giving treatment of objects.
(1) Sheets 1 to 77. Earliest Season 1922-23
(2) Sheets 1 to 16. Probably season 1923-24 or 1924-25
(3) Sheets 1 to 18. Probably season 1929-1930 or 1930-31
(4) Season 1925-26. Sheets 1 to 22
(5) Season 1926-27 and 1927-28. Book pages 1 to 51
(6) Season 1928-29. Book pages 1 to 18
Fixative for pastels
Dissolve 1 part by weight of cellulose acetate in 100 measures of acetone say 1 gram in 100 c.c
give one coat and when quite dry give another coat of the same,
apply by means of a brush.
Celluloid in a mixture of equal volumes of amyl acetate and acetone has some advantages but cellulose acetate is safer
Stopping used for woodwork:-
Whiting (carbonate of lime) + glue + ochre for colouring to match object.
White efflorescence from linen wrappings from small child's mummy (317, B(2))
This efflorescence consists largely of common salt, but it contains also a small proportion of a fatty material (now in the state of fatty acids) which has a pleasant aromatic smell suggestive of pine (? the so-called cedar-oil mentioned in Egyptian literature).
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