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Studying Saraha: technical and multi-analytical investigation of the painting materials and techniques in an 18th century Tibetan thangkaScientific analyses of the traditional materials and methods in thangka production are uncommon, as thangkas are sacred objects, the sampling of which is discouraged, in order to preserve their integrity. This study builds on this important ethical challenge and presents a three-stage methodology that systematically delves deeper into each layer...
Dyer, Joanne ; Derham , Alice ; O'Flynn, Daniel ; Tamburini , Diego ; Heady , Teresa …
BookThe first in a series of volumes generated by the British Museum's Amara West Research Project, this explores the use of pigments and the experience of colour in the town founded around 1300BC as a centre of the pharaonic administration of Upper Nubia (Kush). Combining scientific analyses, archaeological fieldwork, and...
Book chapterThe collections of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, include eleven mummy portraits excavated between 1899 and 1900 from Tebtunis, Egypt. This group constitutes one of the largest assemblages of Roman-period mummy portraits to remain both together and unrestored since excavation; as such, it presents...
Williams, Jane ; Cartwright, Caroline ; Walton, Marc
BookThis research has revitalized scholarly and scientific research into Roman Period Egyptian mummy portraits and provided a critical tool for understanding their production and influence on the history of art.
Svoboda, Marie ; Cartwright, Caroline