JAMES REID-CUNNINGHAM
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Conservation rebinding on: Three Egyptian Decorative Shrine Hangings and Mummy Wrappings, c. 1500 BC.

The ancient Egyptian cloth paintings and mummy wrappings were mounted and in mats, and the mats were hinged into a textblock.

The original full dark brown Niger goatskin binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe dates from the
early 20th century. The binding was in very good condition but for loose boards.

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The dirt on the binding was removed by gentle rubbing with vinyl eraser crumbs.

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The spine was cleaned with a poultice of wheat starch paste, revealing the original sewing on thin sawn in cords.

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New frayed-out cords were sewn onto the extant textblock using linen thread. The board leather was lifted along the spine, and the new slips were laced into the boards.

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The folio was rebacked with goatskin colored with aniline dyes.
The original spine was re-adhered.

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