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A Multi-Analytical Approach Applied to the Archaeometric Study of a Greco-Roman Decorated Wooden Panel from Egypt

Dina El Sherbiny, Naglaa M. Ali, Shaaban Abd El Aal, Jean Marc Vallet


The present manuscript describes a series of non-invasive analyses of a Greco-Roman Period polychrome consecration panel, found during excavation south of the pyramid of Djedkare at Saqqara (Haram el-Shawaf) and now located in the Atfeh repository (Cairo). Multiple techniques of examination and analysis (optical microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) were undertaken to study the structure of the panel and chemical compositions of the base layer and pigments.


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