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Non-invasive analysis of a 15th century illuminated manuscript fragment: point-based vs imaging spectroscopy
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Abstract
Illuminated manuscript fragments are some of the best preserved objects of Western cultural heritage. Therefore, scholars are limited to non-invasive - often point-based - methods, to answer questions on material usage, technique, origin and previous treatments. These powerful methods yield specific information; however, the information is limited to the number of points analyzed. Imaging spectroscopies such as MA-XRF and MA-rFTIR combine specificity with the power of imaging, resulting in distribution images that are interpretable by non-spectroscopists and the public at large. In this paper the possible added value of using imaging spectroscopy is discussed. Do these methods yield the same results as an extensive point-based spectroscopic campaign and can they bring novel information? As a case study, a 15th century illuminated manuscript fragment is employed in order to explore the differences between these approaches and present an inventory of their advantages and limitations. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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English
Source (journal)
Microchemical journal. - New York
Publication
New York : 2018
ISSN
0026-265X
0026-265X
Volume/pages
138 (2018) , p. 162-172
ISI
000428103000019
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 12.06.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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