Title
UV-Vis reflectance spectrometry study of the dyed silks in a relic shrine found in Antwerp, Belgium UV-Vis reflectance spectrometry study of the dyed silks in a relic shrine found in Antwerp, Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Faculty of Design Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (journal)
e-Preservation Science
Volume/pages
11(2014) , p. 99-104
ISSN
1854-3928
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c:vabb:381414
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/02d1a9/b7a2c208f96.pdf
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