Quye, Anita, Edwards, Howell G M and Farwell, D W (1997) ‘Dragon’s Blood’ I—characterization of an Ancient resin using Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 28 (4). pp. 243-249. ISSN 1097-4555

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Abstract

Several resins generically known as ‘dragon’s blood’ from different botanical and geographical sources were characterised non‐destructively using Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy. Genuine ‘dragon’s blood’ resin (Dracaena spp.) as found on Socotra Island was the probable source in antiquity. The spectra of recently collected Socotran resins from different sites were compared with fresh ‘dragon’s blood’ resins from Aden and Australia and a commercial source of Daemonorops draco from south‐east Asia. All resin samples were freshly collected. A means of identification of the resins from their Raman spectra is proposed. © 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Conservation and Analytical Research
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 11:51
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 11:51
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2292

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