Scientific Study of Japanese and Korean Ancient Relics
Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||National Museum of Japanese History|
SUGIYAMA Shinsaku National Museum of Japanese History, Associate Professor, 考古研究部, 助教授 (30150022)
李 賢珠 釜山大学校, 博物館, 研究員
鄭 光龍 国立文化財研究所, 保存科学研究室(韓国), 研究員
姜 炯台 国立文化財研究所, 保存科学研究室(韓国), 専門委員
SAITOU Tsutomu National Museum of Japanese History, Assistant, 情報資料研究部, 助手 (50205663)
TAGUCHI Isamu National Museum of Japanese History, Professor, 情報資料研究部, 教授 (50192159)
KANG Hyung Tae National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Conservation Scientist
CHUNG Kwang Ryong National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Conservation Scientist
LEE Hyung Joo Museum of Pusan University, Curator
|Project Period (FY)
Completed(Fiscal Year 1991)
|Budget Amount *help
¥1,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1991 : ¥1,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,500,000)
|Keywords||Tomb / Ancient Relics / Gilding Technique / Amalgam / Gold / Silver / Copper / Antimony|
In this research, we. intended to examine the gilding techniques of ancient Japan and Korea. So, we analyzed the gilt relics excavated from tumuli in Japan and Korea, and examined its composition of element.
The member of this project are National-Museum-of-Japanese-History and Korean-National-Research-Institute-of-Culturul-Properties and Museum-of-Pusan-University.
The samples for analyze are personal-ornaments, defensive-weason, horse-trappings that encavated from Hwangnam-daechong in Silla, Kaya-tumuli, Kaburagi-tomb in Japan.
At National-Museum-of-Japanese-History, we used Jeol 820 Electron Microscope with Philips PV9550, energy dispensive X-ray analyzer and mapping soft-ware.
As the result of analyze for the ancient relicswe found that highly pure gold was plated on the forged or cast copper of high purity by an amalgam plating method.
1 Gold layer
(1) The chemical composition is gold, its rate is 90-98 per cent.
(2) The shape of section is dense, maintaining tile constant thickness.
2 Base metal plate
(1) Matrix is copper of high purity, not bronze.
(2) Many samples are forged and hammered, and few samples have the possibility of casting.
(3) The shape of inclusions of base metal plate are glanular or flat, and existense to the direction of forging.
(4) Its content is small, and its chemical composition is lead and antimony.
Research Products (6results)