Publication
Title
UV-Vis reflectance spectrometry study of the dyed silks in a relic shrine found in Antwerp, Belgium
Author
Abstract
The dye used on the silk textiles in an as yet undated relic shrine in a church in Antwerp was analysed by reflectance UV-Vis spectrometry. The natural dyestuff carthamin from safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) was detected; because of its very poor light fastness this does not allow the shrine to be exhibited. Neither does it allow dating of the silk, since safflower has been used over a period of three millennia.
Language
English
Source (journal)
e-Preservation Science
Publication
2014
ISSN
1854-3928
Volume/pages
11(2014), p. 99-104
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 14.06.2016
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