MOLAB® meets Persia: Non-invasive study of a sixteenth-century illuminated manuscript

Chiara Anselmi, Paola Ricciardi, David Buti, Aldo Romani, Patrizia Moretti, Kristine Rose Beers, Bruno Giovanni Brunetti, Costanza Miliani, Antonio Sgamellotti

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Using the MOLAB® non-invasive analytical mobile laboratory, we studied a finely illuminated sixteenthcentury Persian manuscript at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, in collaboration with its Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books. Three miniatures belonging to the manuscript, but ascribable to different periods, were analyzed in order to identify similarities and differences in the painting materials and techniques used by Safavid artists over a period of 150 years. The use of multiple analytical techniques indicated a common palette characterizing the three decorative schemes, along with some differences mainly regarding the pigment mixture used to obtain brown hues in the first scheme, as
well as the presence of different mixtures in green and dark purple areas in the third scheme.
TidsskriftStudies in Conservation
Udgave nummerSupplement 1
Sider (fra-til)185-192
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa