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OF ISLAMIC ART Medieval Arabic and Persian literature contain numerous anecdotes about the forging of manuscripts, but it was only in the late 19th century that forging Persian works of Islamic art became a widespread phenomenon.

In a few cases this activity may have been due to a genuine reverence for the past.

M.80) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M73.5.24; Schmitz 1992, pp. It also brings under question the whole notion of a so-called Timurid revival in the Safavid painting.

The thermoluminescence technique is the only physical means of determining the absolute age of pottery presently available. Warning about fakes using ancient materials What about airport x-rays and radiography? Thus, when one measures dose in pottery, it is the dose accumulated since it was fired, unless there was a subsequent reheating. When pottery is fired, it loses all its previously acquired TL, and on cooling the TL begins again to build up.When plants or animals die, the ratio changes and this change can be used to determine the matters age.This technique is used to date specimens from 50 to 60,000 years C-14 dating is useful for dating items up to about 50,000 – 60,000 years ago (useful for dating organisms like Neanderthals and ice age animals).

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