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Fibre optic reflectance spectroscopy and multispectral imaging for the non-invasive investigation of Asian colourants in Chinese textiles from Dunhuang (7th-10th century AD)The archaeological complex of Dunhuang (northwestern Gansu, China) is considered a pearl on the Silk Road and the content of its caves revolutionised oriental studies. The British Museum hosts a significant number of textiles and textile fragments from the site. Although mostly catalogued and studied from the point of view...
Tamburini, Diego ; Dyer, Joanne
Book chapterCeramics, stones, metallic objects, bones, leather, wood and textiles are among the most important categories of archaeological remains. The information carried by these materials is often invaluable, as they represent precious and sometimes unique windows into past civilizations and into the evolution of humankind. Scientific research has the aim of...
The scientific study of the materials used to create the Tahitian mourner's costume in the British Museum collectionThe British Museum houses one of the few examples of a complete mourner's costume from Tahiti in the world. For the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first voyage, the costume was displayed for the first time in over forty years. The conservation assessment of the numerous parts that compose the...
Tamburini, Diego ; Cartwright, Caroline R. ; Adams, Julie
A multi‑scalar investigation of the colouring materials used in textile wrappings of Egyptian votive animal mummiesCommonly exhibited in museum galleries, animal mummies have been the focus of interest of both visitors and researchers alike. The study of these animal remains not only provides new insights into embalming techniques, but also brings a unique perspective on religious, social and economic practices. Twenty animal mummies are discussed...
Tamburini, Diego ; Dyer, Joanne ; Vandenbeusch, Marie ; Borla, Matilde ; Angelici, Debora …