X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy applied to the study of three sicilian painted artworks

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Abstract

This paper reports on three X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) studies of ancient Sicilian paintedmaterials: a 13th century canvas from Cerami (Enna, Italy), the Muqarnas wood ceiling ofthe 12th century Palatine Chapel (Palermo, Italy) and a delicate early 20th century violad’amore, the property of the Conservatorio di Musica “Vincenzo Bellini” in Palermo. Informationabout the pigments and preparation layer mixtures used as well as inferences regardingvarious past painting techniques emerged from the interpretation of spectra anddata analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages77-86
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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