Skip to main content
Fig. 9 | Heritage Science

Fig. 9

From: Aiding the cleaning of four 19th-century Tsimshian house posts: investigation of museum-applied surface coatings and original polychromy

Fig. 9

a Polarized and b UV light microphotographs, as well as c, d BSE images of cross section S5 from house post 16/568, i.e. “disturbed” area of red paint over filled crack from a woodpecker at the top of the pole. These images reveal a continuous layer of material between the paint and the wood, appearing translucent in polarized light and bright white under UV illumination. EDS data determined that such a layer was organic and composed of an abundance of tightly packed oval granules

Back to article page