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Daniel Hausdorf: An Early Islamic Wooden Panel Decorated with Mosaics in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Technical Investigations and comparative studies on this and contemporaneous, closely related objects. Back
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Abstract: The Egyptian wooden panel, decorated with mosaics (wood and bone adhered on top of a substrate),
is part of the Islamic collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. These early, rare and sophisticated mosaic examples, consisting of various materials, have a very high quality of workmanship. Comprehensive technical investigations focused on the mosaic manufacture technique and the original function of the panel. A comparative study of closely related wooden panels in other museum collections was also carried out. The final thesis provides recommendations related to; the handling of old restorations, necessary protective, aesthetic conservation and restoration treatments, and installation/display criteria for the panel.


Keywords: wooden mosaic, Egyptian panel, archaeological wood object, technical investigation, restoration history
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Hans Michaelsen
  • assistant Tutor:  Mechthild Baumeister
  • date:  2008
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  127
  • pictures:  70

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