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Architectural Fragments from Magnesia

Institutions

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Antikensammlung, Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi

Keywords

ancient architecture, Magnesia on the Maeander, Bauforschung, architectural documentation, polychromy, colour, color

Citation

Architectural Fragments from Magnesia, 2016, Martin Maischberger, Moritz Taschner, Stephan Zink, Ina Reiche, Heike Bücherl, Wolfgang Maßmann, Birgit Neuhaus, Anne Ristau, Cristina Aibéo, Ellen Egel, Edition Topoi

Abstract

The data presented here is part of a pilot project funded by the Berliner Antike-Kolleg and the Einstein Foundation Berlin. In the focus of this short-term project (Oct. - Dec. 2015) is the collection of architectural fragments in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Antikensammlung, in particular the fragments of the temple of Artemis Leukophryene in Magnesia on the Maeander (Western Turkey, end of 3rd / beginning of 2nd century B.C.).

In cooperation with the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi and the Freie Universität Berlin, the project critically assesses both analog and digital techniques of architectural documentation for a comprehensive exploration of the architectural collection. A team of archaeologists, Bauforscher, conservators, and natural scientists is also investigating the remains of color (polychromy) on these fragments as well as other techniques of surface rendering.

Description

Three architectural fragments were recorded with photography, architectural drawings by hand, different techniques of 3D scanning, and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)

Project partnes are the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Antikensammlung, Freie Universität Berlin (Insitut für Klassische Archäologie), Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (Architekturreferat), Technische Universität Berlin (Fachgebiet Historische Bauforschung), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Rathgen-Forschungslabor and Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi.

Further information

M. Taschner – S. Zink, Magnesia am Mäander in der Berliner Antikensammlung. Neue Ansätze zur Erforschung antiker Architektur, in: Antike Welt 2/2016, 35-37.

Research Group

Martin Maischberger, Moritz Taschner, Stephan Zink, Ina Reiche, Heike Bücherl, Wolfgang Maßmann, Birgit Neuhaus, Anne Ristau, Cristina Aibéo, Ellen Egel