JAIC 1992, Volume 31, Number 3, Article 2 (pp. 275 to 288)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1992, Volume 31, Number 3, Article 2 (pp. 275 to 288)

BINDING MEDIA IDENTIFICATION IN PAINTED ETHNOGRAPHIC OBJECTS

DUSAN STULIK, & HENRY FLORSHEIM


ABSTRACT—This article describes a binding media identification procedure for the analysis of 5 mg samples from painted ethnographic objects. It is based on modified medical diagnostic and forensic science tests and is designed to identify vegetable oils, lards, simple sugars, tree gums, starches, animal glues, casein, eggs, and blood in paint layer samples. Flow diagrams for individual tests are described as well as a binding media identification procedure and a general binding media identification flow chart.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. TEST FOR TRIGLYCERIDES
3. TESTS FOR CARBOHYDRATES
4. TEST FOR STARCHES
5. TEST FOR PROTEINS
6. TEST FOR PHOSPHORUS
7. TEST FOR BLOOD
8. BINDING MEDIA IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURE
9. CONCLUSIONS
a: References , Author Information
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Copyright 1992 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works