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    Τετάρτη 18 Μαΐου 2022 - 19:00 ΕEST
    Wednesday 18 May 2022 - 19:00 ΕEST
    Mercredi 18 mai 2022 - 19:00 ΕEST

    The Hunt Frieze of the “Tomb of Philip II” at Aegae:Facing the Challenge of a new Colour Reconstruction
    Harikleia Brekoulaki
    Institute of Historical Research,National Hellenic Research Foundation

    Séminaire hybride / Υβριδικό σεμινάριο  / Hybrid seminar

    => Salle des conférences de l'EFA, Didotou 6 (port du masque obligatoire) / Αίθουσα διαλέξεων της ΓΣΑ, Διδότου 6 (υποχρεωτική χρήση μάσκας) / EFA Conference room, Didotou 6 (mandatory face mask)

    => Inscription au webinaire / Εγγραφή στο webinar

    Περίληψη / Resume / Résumé

    The hunt frieze decorating the façade of Tomb II at Aegae, discovered by Manolis Andronikos in 1977, is the largest and most fascinating figural painting of Classical antiquity. Because of the extensive damage of its pictorial surface, a meticulous drawing and a colour reconstruction of the painting were produced in 1985 by the archaeologist Giorgos Miltsakakis, hitherto serving as the primary visual reference of the original. In spite of the very high fidelity of those reconstructions as far as line drawing is concerned, the “reconstructed” colours of the hunt frieze were enhanced to resemble those of a restricted palette composed of warm hues only (the so-called four-colour palette), in order to accommodate academic preconceptions of what ancient painting should look like. A recent preliminary scientific investigation of the hunt frieze using multispectral imaging and elemental analytical techniques, confirmed the wealth of information that it was possible to retrieve from the pictorial surface and the fact that the hunt frieze was produced with a much larger and varied gamut of pigments than previously thought. A current project (ReVis) funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (ΕΛ.ΙΔ.Ε.Κ.) and hosted at the Institute of Historical Research (NHRF), proposes a thorough non-invasive investigation of the hunt frieze by applying state-of-the art technology in order to accurately evaluate the nature of the painting materials and the visual aspect of the original colours. This presentation addresses methodological and ethical challenges related to the creation a new colour reconstruction of the hunt frieze.


    Συνδιοργάνωση του Ινστιτούτου Ιστορικών Ερευνών του ΕΙΕ, του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας του ΕΚΠΑ και της Γαλλικής Σχολής Αθηνών.
    Co-organised by the Institute of Historical Research of the NHRF, the Department of History  and  Archaeology  of  the  National  Kapodistrian   University of Athens and the École Française d’Athènes.
    Collaboration  par  l’Institut  de  la  Recherche  Historique de la FNRS, l’Université Nationale et Capodistrienne d’Athènes et l’École Française d’Athènes.

    Πρόγραμμα 2021-2022 / Programme 2021-2022




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