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Masks, African--Testing; Masks, African--Forgeries;
University of Northern Iowa museum’s collection includes some wooden African tribal masks and African wood samples . Authenticity of the masks was doubted, therefore 5 of the masks and 27 different African wood samples were analyzed using Raman spectroscopy to determine the authenticity of the masks. The data obtained suggested that none of the masks were made up of the wood samples from Africa examined in the project.
Joshua A. Sebree
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Shah, Huzaifa Islam and Sebree, Joshua, "Raman Spectroscopy for Authentication of African Tribal Masks" (2019). Fall 2018 - Chemical Analysis Class Projects. 11.