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Lead carbonate is one of the major compounds of art and archeology used as an ingredient in paint and cosmetics since Antiquity.Accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon dating is usually applied to organic remains.To highlight the novelty of our approach we report here results obtained on well-preserved Egyptian and Greek ancient cosmetics.They are held at the Louvre museum in their original containers in wood, reed or alabaster (Fig. The objects were associated to identified Egyptian or Greek tombs and dated from the 3rd millennium to the 3rd century BC (for more information on the samples, see Methods and Supplementary Table 1).We measure the C was fixed in the mineral matrix through the carbonate ion and decayed in time after its incorporation, making radiocarbon dating possible.To our knowledge, this study presents the first absolute dating of lead carbonate.This volume presents the findings of a major international project on the application of radiocarbon dating to the Egyptian historical chronology.Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Cranfield in the UK, along with a team from France, Austria and Israel, radiocarbon dated more than 200 Egyptian objects made from plant material from museum collections from all over the world.
- which incorporate radioactive carbon through photosynthesis or ingestion.
As an artificial compound, the production of “psimythium” (the Greek term for cerussite) or “cerussa” (the Latin term) is described in several written sources from Antiquity, from the 4th century BC to the 1st century ADEgyptian and Greek make-up from the Louvre museum collection.
(a) in a wooden cylinder (E 22326, 10 cm high and 4.4 cm diameter), one of the four channels is visible, (b) in an alabaster vase (E 23092, 4.9 cm high, 5.1 cm diameter) and, (c) in a 2.5 diameter wooden box (AGER-CA 508) © Musée du Louvre, LMC14, C2RMFThe radiocarbon dating of five samples of powder provided dates coherent with the expected age of the cosmetics (Table 1 and Supplementary Table 2).
Based on a purposely designed protocol (Methods), radiocarbon measurements are performed on ancient Egyptian and Greek make-up held at the Louvre museum.
As they are considered as the earliest synthesized cosmetics, the application of the radiocarbon method is highly meaningful not only to date the compound but also to determine its natural or artificial origin.