Scientific Tests Can Disprove Authenticity


"An example of this presented itself recently at the Kelsey Museum. We had in our collections a small skein of yarn from the surface of an excavation. It was collected in the 1920's and brought into the museum's collections, and was classed as being from the 1st-5th century AD, which was the date of the site. In the 1990's, chemical analysis techniques became available to us which proved that the dye used on this particular skein of yarn was a commercial formulation available after 1884 AD." -- Robin Meador-Woodruff


The Art of the Fake: Egyptian Forgeries from the Kelsey Museum of Archeology

Exhibit Curators: Robin Meador-Woodruff, Terry Wilfong and Janet Richards
Exhibit Designer: Anne Noakes