Academic thesis

Heidemarie Auinger: A Medieval arm reliquary of the holy Bishop Ivan Ursini of Trogir, Dalmatia, dated in 1270, Zadar Fire gilded silver, semi-precious stones, fire gilded niello-applications Back
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Abstract: The reliquary had to be conserved and restored for liturgical re-employment. The original body had been consolidated, suitable underlay constructions of silver sheets made of identical alloy with galvanic application of gold were attached on selected areas and by inserting new wooden cores. The original body was partially reshaped using different steel and wooden tools. For the liturgical use parts of the filigree , stone settings and the small reliquary capsule had to be reconstructed. These elements and the restoration were performed according to former used historical techniques and original design without aiming imitation of the master’s hand.


  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • date:  2001
  • pages:  73
  • pictures:  181

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