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Characterization of pigments and ligands in a wall painting fragment from Liternum archaeological park (Italy).
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PMID:  23002018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Spectroscopic and MS techniques were used to characterize the pigments and the composition of polar and nonpolar binders of a stray wall painting fragment from Liternum (Italy) archaeological excavation. X-ray fluorescence and diffraction analysis of the decorations indicated mainly the presence of calcite, quartz, hematite, cinnabar, and cuprorivaite. Infrared spectroscopy, GC coupled to flame-ionization detector, and MS analysis of the polar and nonpolar components extracted from paint layers from three different color regions revealed the presence of free amino acids, sugars, and fatty acids. Interestingly, LC-MS shotgun analysis of the red painting region showed the presence of αS1-casein of buffalo origin. Compared to our previous results from Pompeii's wall paintings, even though the Liternum painting mixture contained also binders of animal origin, the data strongly suggest that in both cases a tempera painting technique was utilized.
Gaetano Corso; Monica Gelzo; Angela Chambery; Valeria Severino; Antimo Di Maro; Filomena Schiano Lomoriello; Oceania D'Apolito; Antonio Dello Russo; Patrizia Gargiulo; Ciro Piccioli; Paolo Arcari
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of separation science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-9314     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sep Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101088554     Medline TA:  J Sep Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Dipartimento di Biochimica e Biotecnologie Mediche, Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy; Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università di Foggia, Foggia, Italy.
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