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Subject: Terminology


From: Saba Risaluddin <sabar>
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2007
Can anyone help translate or explain the word "korpozna" as
qualifier for "tempera", please?  "Korpozna tempera" was referred to
in a report on the restoration of a painted ceiling in a mosque in
Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the following phrase (translated, except
for the mysterious word): "the ceiling decoration [was originally]
painted using KORPOZNA tempera with a protein binder direct onto the

The institution commissioning the translation, the Commission to
Preserve National Monuments, has not responded to requests for
clarification/ definition, and my searches of the internet for
tempera terminology have proved fruitless.

Saba Risaluddin
Freelance translator for the Commission to Preserve National
    Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Obala Kulina bana 28
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:4
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Received on Saturday, 5 May, 2007

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