Conservation * Condition Issues
SPLIT

A type of damage usually found along a spine-fold or joint or at an edge where two materials are adhered together. In the latter case, differences in rigidity of the two materials causes the weaker one to break when it has been repeatedly manipulated at that edge. Similar breaks can also occur at joints and folds under repeated manipulation. As fibers stick out irregularly from the edge of the split, it can be difficult to distinguish from that of a tear. However, the two types of damage are caused by different forces and usually can be distinguished by the context in which the damage is found.
 
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UBL Or. 62

 

 

AUTHORS: PAUL HEPWORTH AND KARIN SCHEPER