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Table 1 Summary results of paint pigments with FTIR and SEM–EDS

From: Whitish haze, soapy globules: micro-analysis of degraded burmese paintings on zinc supports

  SEM-EDS FTIR Result
Saya Aye (sampling location)
 White (curtain) Pb (Al, Cu, Zn) Lead white Lead white
 Red (shirt of daughter) C*, Pb, Al, Si, P, Zn, Ca (Mg, K, Fe, Cu) Lead white Lead white + organic dye?
 Orange (ball on baby’s hand) C*, Pb, Zn (Al, Mg, Si, P, K, Ca, Ba, Cr, Fe, Cu) Organic dye, possibly madder Organic dye, possibly madder
 Yellow (design on armchair) Pb (Al, Ca, Cr, Cu, Zn) Lead chromate, barium sulphate, lead white, zinc soaps Chrome yellow, lead white
 Blue (ball on baby’s hand) Pb, Zn, Ca (Al, Si, P, K, Ba, Fe, Cu) Prussian blue, lead white Prussian blue, lead white
 Green (sleeve of daughter) Pb (Mg, Al, Si, P, K, Ca, Ba, Cr, Fe, Zn) Prussian blue, lead white Prussian blue, chrome yellow, lead white
 Silver dots (design on upper clothing) Al Aluminum
Saya Mya (sampling locations)
 White (scarf) Pb (Al, Cu) Lead white Lead white
 Red (skirt) Pb, Hg (Zn, Cu, Ca, Al) Lead white Vermilion, lead white
 Orange (at center of couch) C*, Pb, Ba, S (Mg, Al, Ca, Cu, Zn) Lead white, barium sulphate Lead white, barium sulphate, organic dye?
 Yellow (curves on armchair) Pb, Cr, Ca (Mg, Al, Si, Cu, Zn) Lead chromate, lead white Chrome yellow
 Blue (shirt) Pb (Al, Si, P, Fe, Cu, Zn) Prussian blue, lead white Prussian blue
 Green (leaves on trees at back) Pb, Ca, Cr (Al, Si, P, K, Ba, Fe, Cu, Zn) Prussian blue, lead white, chrome yellow Prussian blue and chrome yellow
 Silver dots (on scarf) Al Aluminum
  1. Relative amounts in major, minor and (traces)
  2. C* refers to carbon from the sample or the carbon adhesive tabs used to mount the sample