Sampling wall painting fragments and pigment raw materials

Beautiful samples from Roman sites in Styria, part of the archaeological collection of the University of Graz. Thanks to Mag. Robert Pritz and Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred Lehner. Samples from wall painting fragments and Egyptian blue pellets from Flavia Solva thanks to Dr. Barbara Porod and Universalmuseum Joanneum.

Sample preparation

Egyptian blue pellets for mineralogical analysis at University of Vienna thanks to Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian L. Lengauer. Sand sample preparation for analysis at University of Vienna and Montanuniversität Leoben thanks to Univ.-Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.mont. Frank Melcher and Assoz.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Doris Groß.

Egyptian blue pellets

After sampling at Magdalensberg, I collected a piece of Egyptian blue pellet found during excavations at Retznei. Thanks to Mag. Dr. Bernhard Schrettle.

Fieldwork Magdalensberg

Mid-October visit to the collection of wall painting fragments of Landesmuseum Kärnten in Klagenfurt: analyzing & sampling wall painting fragments from Virunum and Magdalensberg, including samples from an Egyptian blue pellet. Thanks to Univ.-Doz. Dr. Heimo Dolenz, Mag. Dr. Desiree Ebner-Baur, and their team.

Collecting sand

Thanks to the sand collection of the Federal Monuments Authority Austria, particularly to Farkas Pintér and Karl Stingl, for samples of calcium-rich sands from #Noricum

Fieldwork @Teurnia

Late September to early October analyzing & sampling at the wall paintings collection of Teurnia #Noricum in Oberkärnten. Beautiful fragments & lots of work – thanks to Prof. F. Glaser for his great support!

MSCA-IF proposal writing @OeAI

Thanks to an incoming fellowship, I prepared the proposal for this project in great company at the OeAI, including visits to various archaeological sites and collections in Austria. For example, at Magdalensberg, Iuenna, Teurnia.