Posted April. 04, 2017 07:07,
Updated April. 04, 2017 07:14
The institute had worked on preservation of the gilt-broze shoes for more than a year, and identified the production techniques through 3D scanning and x-ray analysis. The analysis results showed that the shoes were covered with gold with 99 percent purity at a 0.5 milmimeter thick copper plate. The lotus, goblin and bird patterns graved on the bottom and side used the so-called transillumination technique.
Based on the production technique research results, the institute has produced the restored product by mixing gold dust with mercury and then covering them on the metal surface. The restored shoes can be appreciated at the exhibition booth in the institute.