Proceeding in the analysis of the painting materials and techniques of Armenian illuminated manuscripts we refer about a XIV century manuscript with colourful images that were under restoration. Some microsamples were analyzed with microRaman spectroscopy and showed that traditional pigments were used, but some products and mixtures are typical of Armenia illumination, such as vergaut a mixture of indigo and orpiment.
ARMENIAN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, A COLOURFUL TESTIMONY OF RELIGIOUS ART EXAMINED BY MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY TECHNIQUES / Baraldi, Pietro; Yeghis, Keheyan; Gayane, Eliazan; Andranik, Mkrtichian; Stella, Nunziante; Baraldi, Cecilia. - STAMPA. - (2014), pp. 95-97. (Intervento presentato al convegno ESRARC 2014: 6th European Symposium on Religious Art, Restoration & Conservation tenutosi a Florence, Italy nel 9-11 June 2014).