Presented as part of a commemorative issue for Wolfgang Kiefer on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
Identification of the pigments on a sixteenth century Persian book of poetry by Raman microscopy†
Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Special Issue: Commemorative Issue: for Wolfgang Kiefer on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday
Volume 37, Issue 1-3, pages 235–239, January - March 2006
How to Cite
Clark, R. J. H. and Mirabaud, S. (2006), Identification of the pigments on a sixteenth century Persian book of poetry by Raman microscopy. J. Raman Spectrosc., 37: 235–239. doi: 10.1002/jrs.1473
- Issue online: 12 JAN 2006
- Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 SEP 2005
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUN 2005
- Raman microscopy;
- sixteenth century Persian palette
A Persian book of poetry—a poetic history of Shah Isma'il—by Mirza Kasim, dating to A.D. 1541, has been studied by Raman microscopy in order to explore the palette used at this time in Persia. The palette was found to include lazurite, indigo, red lead, vermilion, haematite, carbon black, orpiment, lead white and gold. The palette thus differs from that of another contemporary book of Persian poetry, most notably by the inclusion of indigo, and from that of a 1537–1538 Persian codex by the use of an intimate orpiment/indigo mixture for green rather than the copper-based mineral malachite. The palette also differs in a few respects from that of a Persian Herati manuscript of A.D. 1530 in that the latter uses an intimate mixture of orpiment and lazurite for green and does not include either haematite or indigo. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.