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17th December 2005
So how on earth do we distinguish the genuine from the fake?
Well, I have this one.
And it's worth taking a close look at this example, because it's a genuine one.
(There are hidden restorations which only come to light after the piece is moved into a different environment; usually to a less humid environment when some trapped moisture in the fired ceramic dries out and a superficial colour change occurs - I will try to document this sort of change as shown on other pieces elsewhere on this website in due course.)
Well, to find out we are going to have to do something more; X-Ray the piece.
Tell Halaf figurine X-Rayed.......and more!
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