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Table 1 Description of the samples, their locations and chemical composition of pigment and plaster layers obtained by SEM–EDS

From: Identification of carbon-based black pigments in four South American polychrome wooden sculptures by Raman microscopy

Sample Color Location Pigment layer Plaster layer
SGM8 Dark brown Hair behind the right ear Fe (45%), Si (35%), Al (8%), Mn (8%), Ca (2%), K (2%) Ca (45%), Si (41%), S (41%), Al (1%)
TRI8 Black Christ’s hair Ca (42%), Si (26%), S (15%), Al (8%), K (2%), Fe (2%), Mg (2%), Cl (<1%) Ca (77%), S (7%), Mg (7%), Si (6%), Al (1%), K (1%), Fe (<1%), Cl (<1%)
SLP6 Black Letter S in the inscription Ca (45%), S (39%), Si (10%), Al (2%), K (2%), Fe (1%), Cu (1%) Ca (50%), S (41%), Si (4%), Cu (2%), Al (1%), Fe (<1%), Mg (<1%)
SBN1 Black Carnation (right cheek) Black: Ca (8%), Si (6%), K (6%), Al (3%), Fe (3%), Pb (74%)
White: Pb (100%)
Ca (48%), S (40%), Pb (10%), Al (<1%)