Welding brazing and soldering of gold and silver by the Moche tombs “Señor de Sipán” and “Señora de Cao”

Roberto Cesareo, Angel Bustamante, Régulo Franco Jordán, Arabel Fernandez, Soraia Azeredo, Ricardo T. Lopes, Walter Alva, Luis Chero, Antonio Brunetti, Giovanni E. Gigante, Stefano Ridolfi

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© (2017) by the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO). All rights reserved. About 200 gold and silver funerary ornaments from the Moche tombs “Señor de Sipán” and “Señora de Cao” were analyzed to determine their metallurgic characteristics. Of particular interest was the question about the gold-silver joining process. To this aim, following methods were employed, all based on the use of X-rays: -energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence; -transmission of monoenergetic fluorescent X-rays; -radiography. At least three joining methods were possibly identified: -of gluing gold and silver sheets; -of brazing using a proper solder; -of using a mercury amalgam.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages240-243
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventIMEKO International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArchaeo 2017 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2019 → …

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ConferenceIMEKO International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArchaeo 2017
Period1/01/19 → …

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    Cesareo, R., Bustamante, A., Jordán, R. F., Fernandez, A., Azeredo, S., Lopes, R. T., Alva, W., Chero, L., Brunetti, A., Gigante, G. E., & Ridolfi, S. (2019). Welding brazing and soldering of gold and silver by the Moche tombs “Señor de Sipán” and “Señora de Cao”. 240-243. Paper presented at IMEKO International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, MetroArchaeo 2017, .