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The colour and golden shine of early silver Islamic lustre

Author
Gutierrez Neira, C.; Pradell, T.; Molera, J.; Smith, A.; Climent, A.; Tite, M.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Craft and science: international perspectives on archaeological ceramics
Publisher
UCL Qatar
Date of publication
2014
ISBN
978-9927-101-75-5 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/26038 Open in new window
Abstract
A selection of lustres including 9th century AD polychrome and 10th century AD monochrome Abbasid lustres from Iraq, and 10th to 12th centuries AD Fatimid lustres from Egypt and Syria is studied in the present paper. The selection is based on previous studies that demonstrated that all of them contain metal silver nanoparticles and copper, which, when present, appears either as Cuþ or Cu2þ dissolved in the glaze. They show different colours, green, yellow, amber, and brown, and may also show o...
Citation
Gutierrez Neira, C. [et al.]. The colour and golden shine of early silver Islamic lustre. A: "Craft and science: International perspectives on archaeological ceramics". 2014.
Keywords
silver
Group of research
GCM - Group of Characterization of Materials

Participants

  • Gutierrez Neira, Carolina  (author)
  • Pradell Cara, Trinitat  (author)
  • Molera Marimon, Judit  (author)
  • Smith, Andrew D.  (author)
  • Climent Font, Aurelio  (author)
  • Tite, Michael S.  (author)

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