Academic thesis

Salome Larina Hunziker: Two becomes three again: technological research and digital reconstruction of the polychrome stucco relief "The Adoration of the Magi" at the Augustinian Museum Freiburg Back
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Abstract: The Augustinermuseum Freiburg presents in its collection a polychrome stucco relief dating from the end of the 15th century, which shows the adoration of the Child Jesus by the Holy Kings. In the course of the history of the object, however, the king kneeling in the center in the foreground has been lost. When the gap has been closed, the missing king has not been depicted, but instead a complement has been added to the surroundings in accordance with its form. In the context of this thesis, in addition to the art-technological investigation of the relief, the reconstruction of the history of the object should also be dealt with. By means of computer tomography and 3D-digitization procedures the relief will be documented, and on the basis of the collected data the art-technological investigation will be completed, as well as the manufacturing technique and the history of the relief will be made comprehensible. Using the example of this project, ethical principles regarding digital reconstruction will be presented. On the basis of these principles, criteria for action will be defined and in the digital 3D model both the currently visible additions will be removed and the third king will be digitally reconstructed after a historical photograph of an object of comparison.


  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Ursula Schädler-Saub
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Akad. Christoph Müller
  • date:  2020
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  264
  • pictures:  185
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) 10.5165/hawk-hhg/465

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