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Re: [BKARTS] Deuteronomy on Gazelle Skin



Bryan,
Why did I received this message?
Monique
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Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 7:57 AM
Subject: [BKARTS] Deuteronomy on Gazelle Skin


> Dear Mr. Leary,
>
> What do you mean by "stumbled across" this copy?  You bought it or found
> it in your library?  Is it a single page that has been framed?
>
> If this is indeed a manuscript from the 7th Century, I would recommend
> you to Sotheby's or Christie's for appraisal and Abigail Quandt at the
> Watlers Art Museum in Baltimore for her expertise in conserving early
> manuscripts.
>
> Bryan L. W. Draper
> Conservation Liaison
> Etherington Conservation Center, Inc.
> 7609 Business Park Drive
> Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
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> Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 09:54:56 -0600
>
> From: "M. Leary" <mleary@TIU.EDU>
>
> Subject: Restoring Gazelle Skin
>
> Help!
>
> I recently stumbled across a copy of Deuteronomy from the 7th century
> written in ink on Gazelle skin (so the manifest says...and it seems to
> be trustworthy). Unfortunately it spent some time in a picture frame
> that allowed it to buckle with moisture along with several other items
> it was stacked with.
>
> Are there any unique properties that a skin of a gazelle has that I
> should be aware of? There are very few stains on it, and all it really
> needs is to be straightened out and have a split gently repaired. Any
> help would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance...
>
> M. Leary
>
> Bindery Supervisor
>
> Rolfing Memorial Library
>
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