Petrographical study of gilding and paints on white stone XYII ANE (Moscow Cremlin)

R V Lobzova, E I Antonova, L I Magazina, O A Cicinova
2010 RUDN Journal of Engineering Researches  
The character of gilding and paint composion of tsarevna Maria Ioannovna tombstone slab was studied. The morphology and the chemical composition of gilding testified with using gold powder. The composition of gilding Au, Hg, Ag, Mo, Ni, Cu. was determined by the SEM method. The blue painting was made by azurite pigment with Pb emulsion. Later the slab became light green because of the atacamite formation.
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