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Egyptian Coffins and Sarcophagi in the San Diego Museum of Man: Some Technical Studies

Feb 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365), 365 Humanities
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The San Diego museum of man has a collection of Saite and Ptolemaic coffins and mummies which were the subject of a technical study from 2007-2009.  Pigments, binding media, grounds, wood and degradation products were characterized by x ray diffraction analyses, x ray fluorescence spectroscopy, polarized light microscopy, wood anatomy, gas chromatography mass spectrometry and Elisa, a synopsis of the results of the study will be presented with examples of specific coffins illustrated.

Light lunch provided.

David Scott

Art History
UCLA Getty Conservation Program

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NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365)
365 Humanities
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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