Ben Amara, A. and Azzou, A. and Haddad, M. and Schvoerer, M. (2010) Zelliges of Al-Mansour Palace (xviie century, Meknes, Morocco): Technological data Les zelliges du Palais Al-Mansour (xviie siecle, Meknes, Maroc): Donnees technologiques. Physical and Chemical News, 51. pp. 24-28.

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One of the restoration processes of the buildings covered with glazed ceramics consists in replacing the missing elements. This way of making runs up against the problem of lack of data concerning the materials and, more generally, their old techniques of manufacture. For this aim, we undertook the study of a four differently coloured zelliges (green, honey, black and white) and a bleu glazed tile, sampled from Al-Mansour palace (17th century, Meknes, Morocco). We made some physico-chemical analysis concerning the colours, the texture and the composition of the different phases. All the glazes are lead containing. The agents, responsible for the colour, are traditional. Moreover, the examination of the exture interface between glaze and body, in natural light and cathodoluminescence, showed that the blue tile is different from the zelliges by its dimensions, the colour of its ceramic support and the importance of the luminescent edging at the glaze-body interface. Two different techniques seem to have been used for the manufacture of these glazed ceramics. They are characterized by their number of firings (simple or double) and by the fact that they are or not cut once finished.

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