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Study on Material Characterization of Earthen Wall of Buddhist Mural Paintings in Joseon Dynasty
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  • Journal title : Journal of Conservation Science
  • Volume 32, Issue 1,  2016, pp.75-88
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Conservation Science For Cultural Properties
  • DOI : 10.12654/JCS.2016.32.1.08
 Title & Authors
Study on Material Characterization of Earthen Wall of Buddhist Mural Paintings in Joseon Dynasty
Lee, Hwa Soo;
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 Abstract
In this study, 5 mural paintings in the Buddhist temples of Joseon era were researched for component analysis on the soil contained in the walls. The results of particle size analysis showed that the ratio of particle contents were different in each layer. In the finishing layer, the distribution of the middle sand fraction is higher than that of the middle layer. The results of XRD analysis showed that quartz, feldspar, and clay mineral are the main components of sand, suggesting similar mineral composition to that of ordinary soil component. It seems weathered rocks were used for construction of the walls. The main chemical components detected from EDX analysis were Si, Al, Fe, and K. Also the SEM images showed sand or clay sized minerals. In conclusion, the walls of the buddhist mural paintings in Joseon Dynasty had been constructed by using the loess, and had been produced by using mixture of clay and sand particles of different sizes for each layer. This study identified the characteristics of the materials and the manufacturing technologies used on the walls of mural paintings of Buddhist temples in Joseon era.
 Keywords
Buddhist Mural Paintings;Earthen Wall;Material Characterization;Conservation;
 Language
Korean
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