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Ancient & Historic Metals: Conservation and Scientific by David A. Scott, Jerry Podany, Brian B. Considine

By David A. Scott, Jerry Podany, Brian B. Considine

The upkeep and learn of metals when it comes to the issues of degradation and applicable tools of exam and therapy more and more contain collaboration among scientists and conservators. The 16 essays during this quantity concentrate on genuine gadgets from quite a lot of sessions and cultures. members contain Thomas Chase of the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C., at the know-how of chinese language bronze casting; Paola Fiorentino of the Istituto Centrale del Restauro in Rome at the conservation of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius; Knud Holm of the nationwide Museum of Denmark at the recovery of nineteenth-century zinc sculptures; Ian MacLeod of the Western Australian Maritime Museum at the conservation of metals from underwater websites; and W. Andrew Oddy of the British Museum at the use of gold foil and cord throughout the Iron Age in southern Africa

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1979 Scheda di analisi 684. Rome: ICR. 1992 The environment and the future of outdoor bronze sculpture: Some criteria of evaluation. ” Baltimore: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). , A. MARANO, S. MASSA, AND G. VINCENZI 1988 La condensazione capillare di vapore acqueo in patine di bronzi esposti all’aperto. In Preprints of the 2d International Conference on Non-destructive testing, Microanalytical Methods and Environment Evaluation for Study and Conservation of Works of Art 2(25):1–20.

The results of the treatments and subsequent washing are summarized in Tables 1 and 2. 25 FIORENTINO TABLE 1. Reagents. Type of Alteration Series Sample No. Water Tween-20 EDTA Rochelle Amm. tartrate Rm RH 1 Dark green 10 IE IE SF IS IS IS IE 2 Uniform black 8 IE IE SF IS IS IS IE 3 Uniform black with underlying gold 8 IE IE IS IE IS IE ST Nonuniform black with underlying gold 8 IE IE IS IE IS IS ST Gray with underlying gold 8 IE IE SF IE SF IS IE Whitish-gray with underlying gold 8 IE IE SF IS IS IS IE 7 Powdery light green 2 ST — — — — — — 8 Thick layer of gypsum deposits 8 IS IS IS — — — — 4 5 6 IE = ineffective IS = insufficient SF = sufficient ST = satisfactory TABLE 2.

This causes one to contemplate the remarkable survival of this monument thus far and the loss for future generations if it were to be erected again FIGURE 10. in the open air and this link to the past were thereby destroyed. Detail of the horse’s raised hoof showing medieval graffiti in the N O T E S shape of a star. 1. For the study of the structure of the monument, see Accardo, Amodio et al. 1989; Accardo, Bennici, et al. 1989; Accardo, Caneva et al. 1983; Accardo et al. 1985; Accardo and Santucci 1988.

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