Fall 2018 - Chemical Analysis Class Projects

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Poster

Keywords

Metal sculpture, Beninese--Analysis;

Description

In 1897, the British empire annexed the kingdom of Benin in present day Nigeria.1 Many cultural artifacts, including a large collection of bronze statues and plaques, were taken and distributed among major museums

• Due to their increased demand, many sellers began creating fake bronzes to sell to tourists and collectors alike

• Four Benin bronze artifacts were donated to the museum in 1968 and have been questioned in terms of authenticity based on qualitative analyses

Faculty Advisor

Joshua A. Sebree

Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Publisher

Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

A Compositional Study of the UNI Museum Benin Bronzes Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

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