15146RE: [ANE-2] squeezes of inscriptions
- Aug 24, 2013Has anyone tried damp mulberry paper which is commonly used for rubbings of East Asian inscriptions? The fibers in mulberry paper and long and "tangled" giving the paper strength & flexibility. Not sure how it would stand up to the semi-soft toilet brush, however. :-)
From: ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org [ANEemail@example.com] on behalf of Joe Zias [joezias@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 3:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ANE-2] squeezes of inscriptions
While working on the inscriptions atop the so called tomb of Absalom here in Jerusalem, we tried using paper towels, toilet paper and finally settled on filter paper, the thinner the better. Must be layer upon layer and the best method we found to 'beat' the paper into the lettering was a semi-stiff toilet brush with a flexible handle and plastic bristles. Large sheets of filter paper can be found in most stores which sell lab materials.
If the inscription is heavily pitted, as was the tomb of Absalom, only by using a squeeze is it legible.
Joe Zias www.joezias.org
Science and Antiquity - Jerusalem
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> From: Michael F. Lane <mflane@...<mailto:mflane%40umbc.edu>>
>Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 3:12 AM
>Subject: [ANE-2] squeezes of inscriptions
>Any advice on a simple and cost-effective way to take a "squeeze" of a c.
>1 x 2 m inscription on pitted limestone?
>Michael F. Lane
>Univ.of Maryland Baltimore County
>Prof. Michael Franklin Lane
>Ancient Studies Department
>University of Maryland, Baltimore County
>Fine Arts Building, Room 452
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>Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
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