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-The yellow-ochre and white pattern in the polychrome fresco decorative row (photo M. Ștefan)

-The yellow-ochre and white pattern in the polychrome fresco decorative row (photo M. Ștefan)

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The paper refers to the macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic mineralogical study of the plasters with pigments which decorate the funerary chamber walls of the early Hellenistic tomb in Documaci Mound, a large tumulus researched in the vicinity of Mangalia (ancient Kallatis). The analyses were undertaken as part of a larger interdisciplinary res...

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... panels with a constant density (Fig. ...
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... ornamental pattern drawn on by a stencil or a paint brush is made both by using yellow ochre and a white colour (Fig. 1c, 4a). The variable thickness of the layer determines the visual aspect to vary from white to pink-white colour, if the red colour on which it is applied, adds to the intensity of its colour (Fig. 8). Taking into consideration the constructors have used accessible materials and practical (un-sophisticated) technique for painting the surfaces, the mineral element used is most likely a calcium carbonate compound, either limestone/calcite (CaCO3) with no obvious impurities, or chalk (a very pure and light limestone). This material is ...