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Steffi Hunger: A historical succesion of paintings on a medieval tomb made of sandstone. Examination of the tomb of Gebhard the XIVth of Querfurt and a programme for its conservation. Back
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Abstract: The tomb of Gebhard the XIVth of Querfurt, situatet in the church of Querfurt Castle, is a
stone sculpture from the end of the 14th century. It was influenced by the works of Peter
Parler. A special characteristic are the preserved remains of rich polychrome paintings. As a
result of extended scientific analysises, six different paintings have been distinguished. They
form a historical succession of paintings, which has been documented only in a few rare cases
before. For most parts drawings have been made to reconstruct the different polychrome
The deterioration process of the sandstone and the layers of painting demanded a
comprehensive programme for the preservation and restoration of the tomb. In preliminary
tests methods and materials have been tested to preserve the layers of painting and to clean
the surface of the stone.


Keywords: Middle ages, polychrome stone sculpture, examination of painting, Saxony-Anhalt
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Gottfried Hauff
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Chem. Christine Fuchs
  • date:  2007
  • pages:  120
  • pictures:  35

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