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Medieval Nubian Wall Paintings

Medieval Nubian Wall Paintings

Techniques and Conservation

By (author) Dobrochna Zielinska


Full Description

This volume, which draws on more than 50 years of research experience in Nubia is the result of four years of collaboration between chemists, restorers and archaeologists from Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, France, and Sudan who conducted an extensive programme of research based on investigations of samples of Nubian wall paintings from the Middle Nile Valley dating from the 6th to the 14th century AD which are now to be found in various places including the National Museum, Warsaw and the Sudan National Museum, Khartoum.

Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; List of contributors
Chapter 1 – Technology of wall paintings as a new perspective in Nubian studies – Dobrochna Zielinska
Chapter 2 – Chemical analysis of Nubian wall paintings: introduction and aim of the study – Barbara Wagner and Dobrochna Zielinska
Chapter 3 – Spectroscopic investigations of the chemical composition of Nubian plasters, whitewashes and pigments – Barbara Wagner, Olga Syta and Grazyna Zofia Zukowska
Chapter 4 – Scientific investigations of fragments of painted decoration from the church in Nag’ el-Scheima – Katharina Uhlir, Martina Grießer, Sabine Stanek and Barbara Wagner
Chapter 5 – Identification of binders in Nubian wall paintings using proteomics – Francesca Galluzzi, Stéphanie Devassine, Fabrice Bray, Christian Rolando and Caroline Tokarski
Chapter 6 – Characteristics of Nubian plasters on the basis of selected samples from Old Dongola and Banganarti – Martin Keppert, Petr Svora, Sylwia Svorová Pawelkowicz, tepánka Kucková, Jirí Nemecek and Petr Bezdicka
Chapter 7 – Technology of Nubian wall paintings: a historical perspective – Dobrochna Zielinska
Chapter 8 – Conservation of Nubian murals – Cristobal Calaforra-Rzepka, Agnieszka Kijowska and Dorota Moryto-Naumiuk with Dobrochna Zielinska

Archetype Publications
26th Jun 2019
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
8.22 in x 11.81 in
176 Pages
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