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The use of colours on the the seventeenth century royal warship Vasa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11196985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The seventeenth-century Swedish Royal warship Vasa was painted and decorated with almost 500 figure sculptures and many carved ornaments. It is probably the most extensive sculptural work in wood to have been preserved from this period in European history. The ship's decorations are of particular importance given the scarcity of knowledge of how sculptures in general, and large ships in particular, were painted in Northern Europe during this period. About 20 different pigments have been characterized and it has been possible to reconstruct the appearance of many of the sculptures and to extend this knowledge to the ship's original appearance.
P Tångeberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endeavour     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0160-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  Endeavour     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-24     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2009-03-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375037     Medline TA:  Endeavour     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
History, 17th Century

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