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Hanna Johann: A 1585 epitaph of the Ahammer family from the Wenzelskirche in Rothenstein. Technologically analysis of the paint layers, draft of a restoration concept and considerations regarding its presentation in the church. Back
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Abstract: The epitaph dating from 1585 shows the crucification of Christ and the Ahammer family, who lived in Rothenstein.
The introduction places the epitaph in the context of art history, followed by an analysis of the composition and condition of the paint layers.
The goal of this restoration is the epitaph’s new presentation in the Wenzelskirche, taking into account the climatic conditions and the acute presence of wood destroying insects at the site. The concept discusses the treatment of missing sections of the paint layers as well as the recent varnish coat. Furthermore, a procedural method for the construction of a new ornamental frame and reverse side protection is developed.


Keywords: paint layers, panel painting, epitaph
  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Michael von der Goltz
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Ina Birkenbeul
  • date:  2007
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  138
  • pictures:  79

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