Journal of Cultural Heritage

Anubis Project Research - Project

A variety of techniques were used to investigate flax yarns sampled from four selected Italian paintings on canvas dated between the 17th and 18th centuries and compare them with a modern flax yarn. The goal was to establish their state of preservation and highlight the critical issues thanks to a combined approach that used SEM, atomic force microscopy, nanoindentation, nuclear magnetic resonance, second harmonic generation imaging microscopy and FTIR spectroscopy.

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