CONSTANTIN MARUTOIU, IOAN BRATU, MIRCEA GELU BUTA, OLIVIA FLORENA NEMES, SERGIU PETRU TIMBUS (MONK SILUAN), CLAUDIU TANASELIA, ANDREEA SIMIONESC MULTIDISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATIONS OF A DOUBLE SIDED WOODEN ICON FROM NICULA MONASTERY, ROMANIA
A two-sided wooden icon from a monastery in Transylvania was submitted for multidisciplinary investigations involving X-Ray Fluorescence, Radiographic Photographyand Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. The most important part of the icon is St. Nicholas wooden icon, painted over forty years ago. The spectroscopic methods used revealed the painting materials composition, the status of the wooden stage, and the presence of resins as varnish (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy). On one side, the St Nicholasicon was painted over an old icon, St. Arch. Michael, which was evidenced by X-Ray Photography. The obtained data can serve for the preservation and the restoration of these wooden icons.