Pigments on Roman Wall Painting and Stucco Fragments from the Monte d'Oro Area (Rome): A Multi-Technique Approach

Vittoria Guglielmi, Valeria Comite, Martina Andreoli, Francesco Demartin, Chiara Andrea Lombardi, Paola Fermo
2020 Applied Sciences  
This work concerns the characterisation of a set of wall painting and stucco fragments collected during a rescue excavation carried out in 2013 by the Soprintendenza Archeologica in the Monte d'Oro area (Rome). Due to the contextless archaeological situation, analyses were performed to obtain more information about the collected materials. A multi-analytical approach has been applied including spectroscopic (FTIR, Raman and visible reflectance analyses) and elemental analysis (SEM-EDS)
more » ... (SEM-EDS) techniques. The chromatic palette has been in this way disclosed evidencing the use of pigments such as cinnabar, Egyptian blue, red and yellow ochre and green earth, but also the simultaneous use of them. The presence of a decoration achieved by using a gold leaf has been highlighted also, indicating the preciousness of the decorations. The convenience and advantages linked to the use of portable instrumentation have been also evidenced.
doi:10.3390/app10207121 fatcat:tk3sk5nwonbpzg5rkypexjd5ua