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Horse and Rider bronze statuette was examined by the physicists of Centre for Energy Research and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics

First in 2017, and newly in this September the Horse and Rider bronze statuette of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci was examined by the physicists of Centre for Energy Research and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics, using mainly the research reactor neutron beam facilities of the Budapest Neutron Centre. The statuette was analysed with non-destructive neutron tomography (NT), prompt gamma activation imaging (PGAI), time-of-flight neutron diffraction (TOF-ND) and RAMAN spectroscopy in order to gain information of the casting technique and the elemental composition of the bronze alloy, the remains of core inside the object and the patina. The results will be presented soon in the webpage dedicated to the new Leonardo and the Budapest Rider exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts.

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