Pictural practices in antique Egyptian wall paintings: Methological approach and comparative study of four eighteenthe dynasty private tombs

01 October 2008 → 01 May 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
    • Visual arts
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
painting technique Egyptian wall paintings archaeometry
Project description

In this research project, the painting technique of a number of antique Egyptian private tombs (Theban necropolis, Luxor, Egypt) are examined, dating from the 18th Dynasty. Visual analysis is combined with macro photography, raking light images and UV fluorescence photography. Moreover, a number of archaeometrical techniques are as well used to identify the materials that were applied (colorimetry, Ir spectroscopy, UV-fluorescence, X-ray fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy).