publication . Article . 2006

Elimination of the dirty crust of white alterated glaze from excavated ceramics using the laser cleaning alternative

Aura Castro, Elvira; Saiz Mauleón, María Begoña; Domenech Carbo, Mª Teresa;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio de la UPV
  • Country: Spain
The laser technique has been applied to the cleaning process of glazed decorated ceramics from excavation sites. The use of this method arises as the only possible alternative in the process of cleaning pieces with crusts of dirt that are extremely hard and strongly stuck over altered and friable white glaze layers. The study carried out has allowed to fix the optimal laser parameters in the elimination of the dark dirty layer found on several fragments from different periods. The study has been developed with MO and MEB/EDX. The results obtained enabled the optimisation of the laser method that includes different procedures according to the nature of the dirt. ...
free text keywords: Laser, Cleaning, Art work, Glaze, Ceramics, Archaeological object, Láser, Limpieza, Obra de arte, Esmalte, Cerámica, Objeto arqueológico, CONSERVACION Y RESTAURACION DE BIENES CULTURALES (UPV)
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