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Preliminary investigation of the materials and techniques used in a decorated wooden stick of king Tutankhamun

Ahmed Abdrabou1,*, Medhat Abdallah1, Eman Nabil2, Yasunari Matsuda3, Hussein M. Kamal1

1 Grand Egyptian Museum- Conservation Centre, Remaya square, Giza, Egypt

2 Khufu boat museum, Archaeological Pyramids Area, Giza, Egypt

3 Toyo institute of Art and Design, 2-6 Tomihisa-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

* ahmed_abdrabou87@yahoo.com

Abstract

The focus of this work is to shed more light on materials and decorating techniques used on a decorated wooden stick of king Tutankhamun. Moreover, the authors were interested in using a developed methodology to unfold the cylindrical decorations of the stick. The botanical species of the wood and bark samples were identified by observing thin sections under an optical transmission light microscope; the decorating materials layered on the wood surface were analyzed by scientific and analytical techniques including optical microscopy (OM), environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The analyses provided new information concerning the materials and decorating techniques that varied from top to bottom of the same stick. The characterization of this stick represents a first step in determining the materials and decorating techniques used to produce this particular kind of sticks during king's Tutankhamun period.

Keywords

Tutankhamun
Decorated wooden stick
Gilded bark
Wood identification
X-ray fluorescence
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

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English

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10.14568/cp2017033

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Abdrabou, A.; Abdallah, M.; Nabil, E.; Matsuda, Y.; Kamal, H. M., 'Preliminary investigation of the materials and techniques used in a decorated wooden stick of king Tutankhamun', Conservar Património 30 (2019) 9-19, https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2017033.

APA:
Abdrabou, A., Abdallah, M., Nabil, E., Matsuda, Y., & Kamal, H. M. (2019). Preliminary investigation of the materials and techniques used in a decorated wooden stick of king Tutankhamun. Conservar Património, 30 9-19. DOI:10.14568/cp2017033.

Chicago:
Abdrabou, Ahmed, Medhat Abdallah, Eman Nabil, Yasunari Matsuda, and Hussein M. Kamal. 2019. "Preliminary investigation of the materials and techniques used in a decorated wooden stick of king Tutankhamun." Conservar Património 30:9-19. doi:10.14568/cp2017033.

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ABDRABOU, Ahmed [et al.] – Preliminary investigation of the materials and techniques used in a decorated wooden stick of king Tutankhamun. Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 30 (2019) 9-19 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2017033>. ISSN 21829942.

ABNT:
ABDRABOU, Ahmed et al. Preliminary investigation of the materials and techniques used in a decorated wooden stick of king Tutankhamun. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 30, p. 9-19, 2019. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2017033>. Acesso em: .

History

Received: 2017-5-27
Revised: 2017-12-1
Accepted: 2018-1-25
Online: 2018-3-3
Publication: 2019-1-10

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