Academic thesis

Corinna Reinhard: The Dietkirchener Kruzifix (probably 12. century, Rheinische Landesmuseum Bonn, Germany, Inv.-No. V 151. Technological investigation, creation of a concept and Samples of treatment. Back
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"Dietkirchener Kruzifix", (assumedly 12. century) frontal View before treatment. Take of the paint layers by using paint remover.

Detail, head: before treatment - Cracks crosswise the wood fibres and marks of carving.
Abstract: "Dietkirchener Kruzifix"
about the 12th century
Rhineland, area of Cologne/Bonn
RLMB, inv. n° V 151
wooden corpus, formerly with painting
cross joists lost
dimensions: 102,0 cm x 19,8 cm x 23,1 cm

Aim of this diploma thesis is to develop a conservation and restoration strategy to optimate -
by considering the object´s history - the visual phenotype of the "Dietkirchener Kruzifix";.
The main emphasis of this work includes the research of the material wood, a short study of
works with source material character of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century for the
use of paint strippers, wooden coatings and materials for puttings and a sientific research for
identifying the materials. Building on this knowlegde the further main emphasis follows this
work. A treatment concept made, ist recommended materials and methods will be checked
and confirmed with test areas at the object.


Detail, waistcloth: before treatment - dark putty, often without adhesion.
Detail, head: before treatment - Unnatural colouring of the wood.
  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Jirina Lehmann
  • assistant Tutor:  Katharina Liebetrau
  • date:  2002
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  71
  • pictures:  68
Corinna Reinhard
co.reinhard@[Diesen Teil loeschen]


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