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This appendix section contains information about the conservation of the wood, ivory, and bone, which was carried out on the site during the summer of 1965 at the Nauplion Museum by Mr. Charalambos Deilakis. Directly after excavation, surface mud, dirt, and incrustations were removed from the surface of the ivory, bone, and wood before any further treatment was performed. Next, wood pieces with any accompanying veneer were tied on with string, were immersed in a solution of polyethylene glycol (Carbowax) until thoroughly impregnated. Excess wax was then cleaned off the surface, and the veneers were repaired and attached and, in some cases, gaps in the wood were filled in using fibranyl," a synthetic putty made of polyvinyl acetal alvar," jute, kaolin, and various solvents. Unattached ivory and bone veneers and other decorative elements were repaired using cellulose nitrate adhesive.

Keywords: bone; conservation; excavation; ivory; Nauplion Museum; wood



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