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Production technology and replication of lead antimonate yellow glass from New Kingdom Egypt and the Roman Empire

Author
Molina, G.; Odin, G.; Pradell, T.; Shortland, A.; Tite, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of archaeological science
Date of publication
2014-01-01
Volume
41
First page
171
Last page
184
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.07.030 Open in new window
Abstract
Abstract: Lead antimonate was used to produce opaque yellow glasses from the beginnings of glass production in the Near East and Egypt around 1500 BC through into the Roman period. The composition and crystallographic structure of lead antimonate particles present in a small group of New Kingdom Egyptian and Roman glasses were investigated using analytical scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. The results showed that the particles were of the type Pb2Sb2O7 with a cubic structure an...
Keywords
Egypt, Lead antimonate, New Kingdom, Roman Empire, UV-Vis reflectance spectrometry, X-Ray diffraction, analytical scanning electron microscope, anime, calcium antimonate, glass, opacifiers, pigment
Group of research
GCM - Group of Characterization of Materials

Participants

  • Molina Giralt, Gloria  (author)
  • Odin, Giliane  (author)
  • Pradell Cara, Trinitat  (author)
  • Shortland, A.J.  (author)
  • Tite, Michael S.  (author)