Mycenaean black inlaid metalware in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens: a technical examination

Demakopoulou, K., Mangou, E., Jones, R.E. and Photos-Jones, E. (1995) Mycenaean black inlaid metalware in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens: a technical examination. Annual of the British School at Athens, 90, pp. 137-153.

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Abstract

Current technical interest in the nature of the black inlaid decoration on ancient metalware has stimulated an examination of some of the well-known bronze daggers, silver vessels, and other fragments, all with inlaid decoration and dating to the 16-14th centuries BC, from Mycenae, Prosymna, Dendra, Routsi, and Pylos. Results of non-destructive X-ray fluorescence analysis point to great versatility in working with copper (or bronze)-gold-silver alloys. The black inlaid decoration is usually copper/bronze-gold alloy with small quantities of silver. Four of the objects were also examined by X-ray radiography

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Dr Richard and Photos-Jones, Dr Effie
Authors: Demakopoulou, K., Mangou, E., Jones, R.E., and Photos-Jones, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Annual of the British School at Athens
Publisher:British School at Athens
ISSN:0068-2454

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