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Title: Technical note: Pathologies and analytical study of mosaic materials from Carmona and Italica | Nota técnica: Patologías y estudio analítico de materiales procedentes de mosaicos de Carmona e Itálica
Authors: Palomar Sanz, Teresa; García Heras, Manuel ; Sáiz-Jiménez, Cesáreo ; Márquez Goncer, C.; Villegas Broncano, María Ángeles
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: CSIC - Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (IETCC)
Citation: Materiales de Construccion 61(304): 629- 636 (2011)
Abstract: This work reports on the characterization of Roman mosaic samples from Carmona and Italica (Spain). A physico-chemical study of both glass tesserae and mortar fragments to determine their composition, to evaluate their state of conservation and to study their production technology was carried out. Samples were characterized by means of a binocular microscope, SEMEDS, visible spectrophotometry, XRD and petrographic analysis. The tesserae were made from soda lime silicate glass, even though one of them showed high contents of lead and copper oxides. The samples from Carmona showed deterioration pathologies associated to the humidity affecting the mosaic during burial, while those from Italica presented traces of biodeterioration. The data also indicated that the glass used in the tesserae had a lower technical quality than that used in tableware pieces of similar chronology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/58777
DOI: 10.3989/mc.2011.64310
Identifiers: doi: 10.3989/mc.2011.64310
issn: 0465-2746
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