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Excavations at Trimithis (mod. Amheida), 2014 field season: B1 replica report

Other Titles: The Reconstruction of the Villa of Serenos Season 2014 – The Art of Copying
Authors: Schulz, Dorothea
Keywords: conservation;architectural replicas;didactics;Roman Egypt;Late antique Egypt;wall paintings;Amheida;Trimithis;Dakhla Oasis
Issue Date: Feb-2014
Abstract: After the (near) completion of the decoration of the dome last year [2013], all that remained to finish the elaborate decoration of the Domed Room was the figurative scenes. However, the first week of the season was spent on cleaning the Villa, adding the very last details to the dome pattern, removing the scaffolding, and finally adding the very last details to the Red Room. Then were added the four Putti, who adorn the four corners of the room, holding on to fluffy flower garlands. The rest of the season, exactly four weeks, was dedicated to reconstructing the figurative scenes. My goal was to copy at least everything that was still in situ on the walls of the original fourth century Villa of Serenos when it was first uncovered.
Rights: CC-BY 4.0
Appears in Collections:The NYU Amheida Excavations

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