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Sulfur isotope analysis of cinnabar from Roman wall paintings by elemental analysis/isotope ratio mass spectrometry – tracking the origin of archaeological red pigments and their authenticity

Université de Fribourg

  • Spangenberg, Jorge E. Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Lavrič, Jošt V. Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Meisser, Nicolas Geological Museum of the Canton Vaud, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Serneels, Vincent Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    10.09.2010
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  • Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2010, vol. 24, no. 19, p. 2812-2816
English The most valuable pigment of the Roman wall paintings was the red color obtained from powdered cinnabar (<em>Minium Cinnabaris</em> pigment), the red mercury sulfide (HgS), which was brought from mercury (Hg) deposits in the Roman Empire. To address the question of whether sulfur isotope signatures can serve as a rapid method to establish the provenance of the red pigment in Roman frescoes, we... Show more…
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Ancient history
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Faculté des sciences
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Géosciences
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