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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/58491
Intentional patina of metal archaeological artefacts; a non-destructive investigation of Egyptian and Roman museum treasures
English
Aucouturier, Marc [Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS > Laboratoire du Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France - UMR 171 > > >]
Mathis, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre européen en archéométrie >]
Robcis, Dominique [Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication > Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France > > >]
Castaing, Jacques [Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS > Laboratoire du Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France - UMR171 > > >]
Salomon, Joseph [Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication > Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France > > >]
Pichon, Laurent [Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication > Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France > > >]
Delange, Elisabeth [Musée du Louvre > > > >]
Descamps, Sophie [Musée du Louvre > > > >]
2010
Corrosion Engineering, Science & Technology
Maney Publishing
45
5
314-321
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1478-422X
[en] Egyptian black bronze ; Roman Corinthian bronze ; Thermal patina ; Ion beam analyses ; X-ray microdiffraction
[en] This paper describes microstructural analyses by X-ray portable diffraction and microdiffraction
on intentional patina of the bronze museum objects from antique Egypt and the Roman Empire.
They bring evidence of the presence in the true black bronze patinas of metallic gold and/or silver
presumably as nanoparticles. Three other Egyptian patinas not belonging to black bronze are
characterised. Apparent black patination on a Roman scalpel handle is discussed. The discovery
of a new patination procedure on Roman artefacts from the Louvre museum is also related, based
on intentional high temperature oxidation to obtain a dark patina on a lead bronze object. A
presence of lead carbonate cerussite is an important observation.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/58491

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