Enhancement of writings on a damaged medieval manuscript using ultraviolet imaging

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5854814D4334
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Enhancement of writings on a damaged medieval manuscript using ultraviolet imaging
Périodique
Journal of Cultural Heritage
Auteur(s)
Montani I., Sapin E., Pahud A., Margot P.
ISSN
1778-3674 ; 1296-2074
ISSN-L
1296-2074
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Numéro
2
Pages
226-228
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The Minutarium Majus, a register dating from the 13th and 14th centuries, was transferred by the paleographers responsible for its transcription to the Institute of Forensic Science of the University of Lausanne with the aim of enhancing portions of text that had become worn away and illegible. The manuscript had suffered from deterioration and damage for different unknown reasons, but most likely because of the colour instability of the ink, contaminations, storage conditions and repeated human manipulation. A total of 69 areas of text, ranging in size from just a few words to full pages, were photographically recorded under both white and ultraviolet (UV) light illumination. UV illumination observed in the visible range proved to be efficient in detecting the writings. Most of the texts could thus be successfully transcribed by the paleographers. The technique proved to be extremely useful for the exposure of damaged medieval writings.
Mots-clé
Parchment, Iron gall ink, Ink restoration, Historical writing ink
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02/11/2011 14:56
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20/08/2019 15:12
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