Academic thesis

Anja Hoffmann: A late gothic polychrome wooden sculpture - Technologically analysis and creation of a treatment draft to the Pietá of the Neuwerk church Goslar. Back
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Abstract: The Diploma Thesis deals with a polychrome wooden sculpture of the protestant Neuwerk church Goslar. This sculpture from around 1476 is presented on a altar in the south apse of the church. The “Pietá”, so called “Vesperbild”, doesn’t originate from the bibical history, it comes from the devotional-picture of the Maria of the early 14. century.
After a contemplation of the art history and cultural history, the sculpture was examined on his manufacture and his paint layers. On the basis of the results the originaly polychromie and the manufacture date can be clarified. Also the earlier treatment of the sculpture were studied. Because of the damages of the sculpture and under the consideration of the later presentation a treatment plan for the conservation and restoration was conceptualised.


  • 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:  Dr. Detlev Gadesmann
  • date:  2007
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  107
  • pictures:  67
Anja Hoffmann
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