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Composition and stratigraphy of the paint layers: investigation on the Madonna dei Fusi by ion beam analysis techniques
Author(s): N. Grassi
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Paper Abstract

In the framework of the extensive study on the wood painting "Madonna dei fusi" attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) techniques were used at the Florence accelerator laboratory to get information about the elemental composition of the paint layers. After a brief description of the basic principle and the general features of IBA techniques, we will illustrate in detail how the analysis allowed us to characterise the pigments of original and restored areas and the substrate composition, and to obtain information about the stratigraphy of the painting, also providing an estimate of the paint layer thickness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5857, Optical Methods for Arts and Archaeology, 58570P (12 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617765
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N. Grassi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze and INFN (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5857:
Optical Methods for Arts and Archaeology
Renzo Salimbeni; Luca Pezzati, Editor(s)

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