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Minoan palette

From: Norman E. Muller <nmuller>
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Kiki Kagiopoulou <kkagiopoulou [at] yahoo__com> writes

>I am doing a research recently on the pigments used on the Minoan
>Palace, Knossos, Herakleion, Crete. I am trying to find the pigments
>that have been used on the frescoes of the palace. Unfortunately
>there is not much bibliography on the issue.

The best and most comprehensive source is probably the article by
M.A.S. Cameron, R.E. Jones and S.E. Philippakis, "Scientific
Analyses of Minoan Fresco Samples from Knossos," in The Annual of
the British School at Athens, 72 (1977), 121-184.  Table 6 on pp.
141-144 lists the pigments identified by XRF and XRD.

Norman Muller


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