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Characterization of colorants and opacifiers in roman glass mosaic tesserae through spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques
Several glass mosaic tesserae were recovered during the archeological excavation of the thermal baths at the ‘Villa dei Quintili’ in Rome and dated to the second century ad. This work reports theExpand
From Siena to Barcelona: Deciphering colour recipes of Na-rich Mediterranean stained glass windows at the XIII–XIV century transition
Abstract This paper offers new insights on the evolution of colour recipes for Na-rich Mediterranean stained glass, taking as a guideline the results of the study of the Duccio di Buoninsegna's roseExpand
The Neolithic pottery of Abri Pendimoun (Castellar, France): a petro-archaeometric study
Abstract Middle and Late Neolithic ceramics from Abri Pendimoun (Castellar, France) and their geological raw materials have been investigated to characterize the ceramic bodies and to determine theExpand
Pasture botanical composition and forage quality at farm scale: A case study
The importance of maintaining mountain pastures in preserving environmental services is widely known. However, in mountainous regions, environmental and vegetation heterogeneity at the farm scaleExpand
A particular temper: mineralogical and petrographic characterisation of ceramic fabrics with glauconitic inclusions
This paper focuses on the mineralogical and petrographic characterisation of ceramic fabrics rich in glauconitic pellets, found out in a few local productions of European and Mediterranean sitesExpand
Synthetic arsenic sulfides in Japanese prints of the Meiji period
A multi-analytical investigation of Japanese woodblock prints ranging in date from 1864 to 1895 and covering essentially the time span between the very end of the Edo period and the middle of theExpand
Vitreous tesserae from the calidarium mosaics of the Villa dei Quintili, Rome. Chemical composition and production technology
Abstract The archaeological excavation of the Villa dei Quintili in Rome (2nd century AD) brought to light one of the most impressive residential complexes of the Roman Empire. Among the astonishingExpand
The agglutinated foraminifera from the SW Pacific bathyal sediments of the last 550kyr: Relationship with the deposition of tephra layers
Abstract The agglutinated foraminiferal content from the last 550 kyr record of the IMAGES core MD 97-2114 (Chatham Rise, New Zealand) was analysed in order to detect the possible linkage existingExpand
Composition of the base glass used to realize the stained glass windows by Duccio di Buoninsegna (Siena Cathedral, 1288-1289 AD): A geochemical approach
Abstract A set of 35 samples from the rose window of the Siena Cathedral (Tuscany, Italy) has been studied using EMPA to define the chemical composition (17 major and minor elements) of the baseExpand