Investigation of glazed pottery fragments (XIX century A. D.) from Agsu site (Azerbaijan) by XRF and Raman techniques
1 Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche e Informatiche, Scienze Fisiche e Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres 31, 98166 S. Agata, Messina, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Messina, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres 31, 98166 S. Agata, Messina, Italy
3 CNR-IPCF Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres 37, 98158 Faro Superiore, Messina, Italy
4 Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi della Calabria, Via Pietro Bucci, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Cosenza, Italy
5 YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage, YOCOCU, 00175 Rome, Italy
6 MIRAS Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage, AZ 1001 Baku, Azerbaijan
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Published online: 11 March 2020
In this study a multi-technique analysis was performed on the decorated surfaces of four ancient pottery fragments dated back XIX century A.D. withdrawn from the archaeological site of the medieval Agsu town, in Azerbaijan. During the last decade, the site underwent to an extensively archaeometric investigation by means of different non-destructive, or micro-destructive, techniques. In this work we focused our attention on the characterization of the pigmenting agents and glazes at different spatial scales from elemental to microscopic domain by using portable and not-portable equipments. In particular, the elemental and molecular compositions were successfully determined by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Raman spectroscopy, respectively. On one side, data deriving from portable instrument were compared with those previously obtained from not-portable approach, in view of future in situ investigations. On the other side, the overall obtained results appear crucial for the reconstruction of the production technology used by craftsman of the past.
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