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Remote multispectral imaging with PRISMS and XRF analysis of Tang tomb paintings
Author(s): Rebecca Lange; Qunxi Zhang; Haida Liang
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Paper Abstract

PRISMS (Portable Remote Imaging System for Multispectral Scanning) is a multispectral/hyperspectral imaging system designed for flexible in situ imaging of wall paintings at high resolution (tens of microns) over a large range of distances (less than a meter to over ten meters). This paper demonstrates a trial run of the VIS/NIR (400-880nm) component of the instrument for non-invasive imaging of wall paintings in situ. Wall painting panels from excavated Tang dynasty (618- 907AD) tombs near Xi'an were examined by PRISMS. Pigment identifications were carried out using the spectral reflectance obtained from multispectral imaging coupled with non-invasive elemental analysis using a portable XRF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8084, O3A: Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology III, 80840Y (6 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890973
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Rebecca Lange, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Qunxi Zhang, Shaanxi History Museum (China)
Haida Liang, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8084:
O3A: Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology III
Luca Pezzati; Renzo Salimbeni, Editor(s)

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