The paper describes the results from the technical study of a 15thcentury Armenian illuminated manuscript produced at Aghtamar Island (Vaspurakan region, historic Armenia), presently kept in the collection of Matenadaran ancient manuscript museum, in Yerevan. Fifteen fragments taken from different miniatures in the manuscript were analysed by meansof UV-Visible diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry with optic fibres (FORS), fluorimetry, Raman spectroscopy, SERS and SEM-EDX. The combination of molecular and elemental techniques allowed the characterisationand identification of colourants used in miniatures; these were carbon, cinnabar, indigo, iron-gall ink, orpiment, red lead, ultramarine blue, vergaut and white lead. A pink dye was assigned to lac dye according to preliminary measurements. The goal was to compare the results with a previously analysed 14th century manuscript from the same region.

Characterization of Colourants on a 15th Century Armenian manuscipt by means of dIfferent spectroscopic technIques

M. Gulmini;A. Idone
2018

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The paper describes the results from the technical study of a 15thcentury Armenian illuminated manuscript produced at Aghtamar Island (Vaspurakan region, historic Armenia), presently kept in the collection of Matenadaran ancient manuscript museum, in Yerevan. Fifteen fragments taken from different miniatures in the manuscript were analysed by meansof UV-Visible diffuse reflectance spectrophotometry with optic fibres (FORS), fluorimetry, Raman spectroscopy, SERS and SEM-EDX. The combination of molecular and elemental techniques allowed the characterisationand identification of colourants used in miniatures; these were carbon, cinnabar, indigo, iron-gall ink, orpiment, red lead, ultramarine blue, vergaut and white lead. A pink dye was assigned to lac dye according to preliminary measurements. The goal was to compare the results with a previously analysed 14th century manuscript from the same region.
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http://www.morana-rtd.com/e-preservationscience/2018/ePS_2018_a1_Keheyan.pdf
Armenian manuscript, pigments, micro-invasive analysis, Raman SERS
Y. Keheyan, M. Aceto, E. Cala, M. Gulmini, A. Idone
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