Petrographical study of gilding and paints on white stone XYII ANE (Moscow Cremlin)

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The character of gilding and paint composion of tsarevna Maria Ioannovna tombstone slab was studied. The morphology and the chemical composition of gilding testified with using gold powder. The composition of gilding Au, Hg, Ag, Mo, Ni, Cu. was determined by the SEM method.
The blue painting was made by azurite pigment with Pb emulsion. Later the slab became light green because of the atacamite formation.

R V Lobzova

People's Friendship Russian University

Email: sveshn42@mail.ru
Российский университет дружбы народов; People's Friendship Russian University

E I Antonova

State research institute for restoration

State research institute for restoration

L I Magazina

Institute of deposits, petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry

Email: lm@igem.ru
Institute of deposits, petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry

O A Cicinova

Moscow Cremlin Muzeums

Moscow Cremlin Muzeums

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