Ancient Nepalese Manuscript

XRF and transmitted x-ray analysis of a coloured image  of Amida found within an ancient manuscript from Nepal.  The XRF composite image shows the distribution of Gold, Copper and Lead.  The first is present as pure Gold leaf, the other two present within common pigments (Copper Carbonate and Lead Oxide species).

Mapping area:  70 mm x 70 mm
X-ray beam diameter:  100 µm