• Materials Science
  • Published 2002

Chemical composition, thermal properties and weathering of a Roman Azur tessera from the Ninfeo of Punta Epitaffio in Baia

@inproceedings{Branda2002ChemicalCT,
  title={Chemical composition, thermal properties and weathering of a Roman Azur tessera from the Ninfeo of Punta Epitaffio in Baia},
  author={Francesco Branda and Giuseppina Luciani and Aniello Costantini and Giovanna Laudisio and Mariangela Vandini},
  year={2002}
}
An ancient musive glassy tessera was investigated and the results are reported in this paper. The tessera was recovered from the Ninfeo of Punta Epitaffio during the underwater excavation in the sea in front of Baia, which nowadays is a little town near Naples. In the First century AD a country seat of the roman emperor was built there. The experimental results suggest that calcareous sand and natron were used to make the tessera; the azure colour would be due to Co while Ca 2 Sb 2 O 7 was used… CONTINUE READING