How microanalysis can be discriminant on black Pompeian wares

Medeghini, L., Mignardi, S., Di Fusco, G., Botticelli, M. , Coletti, F. and De Vito, C. (2020) How microanalysis can be discriminant on black Pompeian wares. Crystals, 10(10), 879. (doi: 10.3390/cryst10100879)

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In the present work the advantages of punctual approaches are discussed in the discrimination of black wares from the Sanctuary of Venus Fisica (Pompeii, Italy), dated between the 2nd and 1st century BC. Black-gloss ware and "bucchero" samples are analyzed by a multi-analytical approach including optical microscopy (OM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), scanning electron microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and electron microprobe analysis (EMPA) to investigate the mineralogical and petrographic features of these artefacts. Grain size, firing conditions and potter’s expertise influenced the final appearance of the superficial decorative black layer. In addition, punctual chemical analysis was fundamental to verify the archaeological indication of specific production sites.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This research was funded by Sapienza University of Rome, grant Medeghini 2018.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Botticelli, Dr Michela
Creator Roles:
Botticelli, M.Data curation, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Medeghini, L., Mignardi, S., Di Fusco, G., Botticelli, M., Coletti, F., and De Vito, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Crystals
ISSN (Online):2073-4352
Published Online:28 September 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Crystals 10(10): 879
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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