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Identification and Creation

Object Number
X-radiograph(s) of "Small Rattle in the Form of an Animal with Globular Body, Long Neck, and Pointed Muzzle"
Work Type
photograph, x-radiograph
May 6, 2016
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Physical Descriptions

plate size: 35.6 × 43.2 cm (14 × 17 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Alan Burroughs Collection of X-Radiographs
Object Number

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X-radiograph Operators present: Elizabeth LaDuc

Duration of radiography session: approx. 1.5 hours

Material Description: unglazed ceramic

Sample for TL? no

Radiation source- Comet tube

Exposure settings-
70 kV 5 mA 45 seconds 140 cm focal distance (front view)
80 kV 5 mA 45 seconds 140 cm focal distance (side view)

Total number of exposures: 3

Filtration used: none

Screens used: 0.010 lead behind plate

Set up/sequencing notes: object upright, with plate taped to wall

Scanning notes: laser power high, 12-bit logarithmic, PMT 10

Image manipulation notes: dcm files exported with edge filter "Gamma 1", levels and sharpness adjusted, saved as .tiff

Other notes: none

Subjects and Contexts

  • Alan Burroughs Collection of X-Radiographs

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