16th Century Boxwood Carvings Are So Miniature Researchers Used X-Ray To Solve Their Mystery

Friday, 06 January 2017 14:46
Jason Aiello
Jason Aiello

Zon Staff

They found joints in the inner layers so tiny that only a microscope or an X-ray can detect them

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And pins, smaller than a grass seed

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But even the advanced technology couldn’t see everything

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Because traces of gold and other decoration materials conceal the X-ray views

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The miniatures were a result of a rising new social class in Europe that created a demand for these high-quality portable religious carvings

Photography by Craig Boyko

However, soon the Reformation began and a lot of church-related accessories went out of fashion

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Source:http://www.boredpanda.com/miniature-boxwood-carvings-16th-century/?page_numb=2&utm_source=CB2&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=SAW

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