Research within TAHG encompasses analysis of a wide range of cultural heritage – including sculpture.
Margaret Smith together with Louisa Campbell, a colleague from Archaeology, recently published an article in the Heritage Science journal on the application of multi-technique analysis of pigments from sandstone sculpture.
In particular, Louisa and Margaret have researched Renaissance period repainting of a Roman relief on an Antonine Wall distance slab using a combination of analytical techniques including pXRF, in-situ microphotography, SEM/EDS, FTIR–ATR, and microscopy of embedded cross-sections.
The full citation is:
Campbell, L. and Smith, M. (2022) Multi-technique analysis of pigments on sandstone sculptures: Renaissance re-painting of a Roman relief. Heritage Science 10 (156), available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-022-00790-7