Volume 87 Issue 36 | p. 53 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 7, 2009

Bronze Sculptures Mix Chemistry And Art

Scientists and art curators use elemental analysis to study bronze sculptures, helping to establish art origins and casting techniques
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: bronze, art, elemental composition, sculpture

Using an analytical elemental analysis technique to study the composition of bronze sculptures, a team of U.S. scientists and art curators is helping to establish correlations between the artist, foundry, age, and casting method by which the works of art were created (Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2009, 395, 171). The correlations stemming from this first known survey of the chemical makeup of a large number of bronze sculptures may aid in identifying, dating, and authenticating other . . .

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