Academic thesis

Thomas Silber: Back
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Abstract: The Bruno Seidel epitaph is a high rectangular Renaissance relief dating back to 1590 and originating from the protestant Kaufmannskirche St. Gregor in Erfurt. Depicted is, in a small architecture and framed by a circumferential lettering, the crucifixion on Mount Calvary and the resurrection. Shown in the centre is the deceased Bruno Seidel, kneeling in prayer before the Crucified. Leaning against Seidel is a coat of arms showing the titan Atlas carrying the globe. There are references to be found to the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. John and to the 10th Epistle to the Romans.
Bruno Seidel was born in 1530 in Querfurt and died 60 years later, 1590, in Erfurt. He was a German physician, saying-collector and Neo-Latin poet.
The relief is made of Seeberg-Sandstone and was recovered in six pieces during the replacement of the floor panels in the choir. Notable are some smaller material-losses along the fractures. In the course of the misappropriation, a part of the right side went completely lost. The original paint layer is sparse and has received a chalk covering, which is interpreted as a second setting.
The work comprises inter alia statements regarding protection and cleaning of the paint layers as well as the gluing of the fragments.
The Bachelor-thesis deals with the recording of the extent and condition of the object, as well as the development of a conservation and restoration concept of measures.


  • academic institution: FH Erfurt
  • kind of theses:  Bachelorarbeit
  • date:  2015

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