publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Conference object . Article . 2016

Multidisciplinary Investigations on the Byzantine Oratory of the Catacombs of Saint Lucia in Syracuse

Antonino Cosentino; Mariarita Sgarlata; Carmelo Scandurra; Samantha Stout; Mariateresa Galizia; Cettina Santagati;
Open Access Italian
  • Published: 25 Feb 2016
  • Publisher: IEEE
Abstract
This paper presents the outcomes of a multidisciplinary study conducted on the fresco palimpsest of the byzantine oratory (region C) of the Catacombs of Saint Lucia in Syracuse. The 3D model was integrated with data from investigations made with portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (pXRF), and Technical Photography (TP), in order to obtain a unified representation of the knowledge acquired. The different layers of the frescoes present in the palimpsest could then be individually identified and characterized using the data extracted from the model. The arcosolium examined here is an illustrative case study characterized by clear artistic and archaeological st...
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free text keywords: BR Christianity, CC Archaeology, D111 Medieval History, DG Italy, NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament, Q Science (General), 3d model, Art history, Byzantine architecture, Archaeology, Multidisciplinary study, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Multidisciplinary approach, Catacombs, Fresco, Saint Lucia
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NSF| IGERT: Training, Research and Education in Engineering for Cultural Heritage Diagnostics
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0966375
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Education & Human Resources | Division of Graduate Education
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Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage

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