Answered By: Regan Brumagen
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Our research scientist Robert Brill has written books and articles dealing with chemical and physical analysis of glass. We also have a symposium on Archaeological Chemistry from 1982 that covers analysis of medieval stained glass. It's part of a series you may have access to called Advances in Chemistry. I'm listing several books and articles below that you might like to look at, if you are still working on this project....

We also have a vertical file with articles on x-ray and chemical examinations of stained glass...if you can still use the information, I'd be glad to photocopy some things and mail them to you. Let me know and send me an address, if so.

Symposium on Archaeological Chemistry (7th : 1982 : Kansas City, Mo.) archaeological chemistry-III / Joseph B. Lambert, editor. Washington, D.C. : American Chemical Society, 1984. xii, 487 p. : "Based on a symposium sponsored by the Division of the History of Chemistry at the 184th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Kansas City, Missouri, September 12-17, 1982." "Seventh Symposium on Archaeological Chemistry"--Pref. Includes bibliographies and indexes. Obsidian: p. 19-50; Medieval stained glass analysis: p. 133-150; Egyptian blue: p. 215-242. Advances in chemistry series ; 205


Brill, Robert H.
Chemical analyses of early glasses / Robert H. Brill.
Corning, N.Y. : The Corning Museum of Glass, 1999.
2 v. (335; 553 p.) :
"With a contribution by Brandt A. Rising"--T.p. of vol. 2. Includes bibliography (v. 1, p. 255-274) and index.
Glass analyzed is from many museums and many time periods: Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Near Eastern; Mycenaean and Iron Age; Hellenistic; Roman; Sasanian; Islamic; Byzantine; Mosaics; Medieval; Stained glass windows;
European; Indian; Central Asian; Far Eastern & Southeast Asian; Africa; New World and Caribbean; American. Other
topics: weathering products; paints, enamels; faience and similar materials; Egyptian blue and similar
materials; raw materials; natural glasses; non-glasses; pigments. Reviewed by B. Fleischmann in Glass Science and
Technology/Glastechnische Berichte, v. 74, no. 7, July 2001, p. N86.

Aronson, M. Spitzer.
Distribution of copper in medieval multilayered red stained
glass, when zinc and tin are also present.
Adademie des Sciences, Paris. Comptes Rendus Hebomadaires des Seances,
v. 285, no. 8, 1977, pp. 269-271.

VF: Glass Analysis -- Chemical -- Composition & Elements


Tennant, N. H.
Major, Minor, and Trace Element Analysis of Medieval
Stained Glass by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
Archaeological Chemistry III. Based on a Symposium
Sponsoredby the Division of the History of Chemistry...
Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 1984, pp.

Schweizer, François
Identification of Medieval Stained Glass by X-ray
Conservation of Stained Glass
London: United Kingdom Institute for Conservation, 1989,
pp. 8-11
Additional info: Linda Cannon, ed, Papers given at a
seminar held jointly by UKIC and the Victoria and Albert
Museum, June 1983



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