RETHINKING MAIURI: ENHANCEMENT OF STUCCO FINDINGS FROM THE HERCULANEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARKq


Abstract

The subject of this study is a group of ninety stucco fragments from the Herculaneum Archeological Park, which were part of the decoration of the Tetrapylon’s barrel vault located in the Decumanus Maximus. The archaeologist Amedeo Maiuri, former superintendent of the site, had been displaying them in a cabinet within a nearby domus, as part of his project of an open air museum, while other parts of the stucco decoration were repositioned in situ, with large lacunas. Our project’s aim has been to develop a new exhibition solution, pursuing an accurate recovery of the overall volume of the decoration, meeting the requirements of reversibility and stability of conservation-restoration treatments, while allowing further updates through new findings. Considering the wide range of methods at our disposal, the most effective technical support in matching the fragments, and acquiring accurately the shape has shown to be the 3D scanning and modeling.


Keywords

Stucco fragments; Hercolaneum; Roman architecture; Amedeo Maiuri; 3D acquisition; reconstruction proposal; integration

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Capasso, F. E., Castiello, F., Dichiara, S., Giandomenico, M., Iacopino, N., Maddalena, E., Mauri, C., Muca, S., Roscigno, M., & Schiattone, S. (2019). RETHINKING MAIURI: ENHANCEMENT OF STUCCO FINDINGS FROM THE HERCULANEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARKq. Protection of Cultural Heritage, (8), 53-64. https://doi.org/10.35784/odk.1043

Filippo Edoardo Capasso 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7258-1703
Francesca Castiello 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6075-5224
Simona Dichiara 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4375-2742
Manuel Giandomenico 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6994-0453
Natalie Iacopino 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6531-6426
Erika Maddalena 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0507-2121
Camilla Mauri 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6415-3426
Sokol Muca 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6715-5969
Mariagiulia Roscigno 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8047-5222
Sofia Schiattone 
Higher School of Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage in Matera  Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9026-344X




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