Institut für Klassische Archäologie


Tuesday 17.04.2018


Registration open

14:00 Welcome and Introduction
Jürgen Leonhardt (Dean of the Faculty)

Thomas Schäfer (Head of the Institute)

Carol Mattusch (Chair of the Advisory Board)

Philipp Baas (Organizer)


General Session I

Chair: Philipp Baas (University of Tübingen)

Paul Craddock (British Museum)

Casting the Big Bronzes in Classical Antiquity: Thoughts from India and Egypt

Rachel Nouet (French School in Athens)

Who was in Charge of Fastening Bronze Statues on their Bases? A Case Study of two Classical Group Bases from Delphi

Lisa Anderson-Zhu (Walters Art Museum)

Medium-Sized Bronze Statuettes from Egypt at the Walters Art Museum

Simone Killen (University of Vienna)

Bronzegewicht = Standardgewicht? Anmerkungen zu griechischen Marktgewichten aus Bronze

Gunvor Lindström – Daniel Steiniger (German Archaeological Institute)

Bronze Statuary from Kal-e Chendar/Shami. From the Seleucid to the Parthian Period

Fabiano Fiorello Di Bella (University of Messina)

Greek Bronze Sculptures from Porticello: the Sage, the Athlete and the God





Gerhard Zimmer (University of Eichstätt)

Innovation und Tradition – Anmerkungen zum antiken Bronzeguss


Guided Tour : “Collection Museum Alte Kulturen”


Welcome Reception

Rittersaal Museum Alte Kulturen Castle Hohentübingen

Wednesday 18.04.2018


Session Reconstruction: Applied Science for Analysis of Bronze Objects

Chair: Alexander Heinemann (University of Tübingen)

Jeffrey Maish – David Saunders (J. Paul Getty Museum) – Nino Kalandadze (Georgian National Museum)

Artful Illumination: Four Hellenistic Bronze Lamps from the Eastern Black Sea Site of Vani

Elena Gagliano (Italian School of Archaeology at Athens)

The Sybaris’ Bronze Bull and His Long Life. 3D Reconst- ruction Proposals.

Emilia Banou (University of the Peloponnese) – Aikaterini Panagopoulou (Ephorate of West Attica) Bronze Circulation in the Aegean in the 2nd millennium B.C.: Technological Investigations of Bronze Finds from the Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Ayios Yeoryios sto Vouno, Kythera
Uwe Peltz (Berlin State Museums)

Berlins Kopf von Kythera - Betrachtung eines Meisterwerkes als ‚Meilenstein‘ spätarchaischer Gießerkunst

Sophie Descamps (Louvre Museum) – Benoît Mille(Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France) – Nancy Psalti (Direction de l’Éphorie des Antiquités de Phocide)

The Delphi Charioteer: The Technological Re-examination’s Project

John Pollini (University of Southern California) – Alessandra Giumlia-Mair (AGM Archeoanalisi)

The Bronze Statue of Germanicus in the Archaeological Museum of Amelia: An Analysis to Determine the Nature of Production and Relative Date of a Recycled Statue
10:45 Break

Session Reconstruction: Production, Manufacturing and Forgery

Chair: Johannes Lipps (University of Tübingen)

Carol Mattusch (George Mason University)

Foundry Practices Then and Now

Ilyas Özsen (TOPOI Berlin)

Wire Drawing and the Associated Tools in Antiquity

Nadezda Gulyaeva (State Hermitage Museum)

Corinthian Helmets in the Hermitage Museum

Rosemary Jeffreys (University of Oxford)

Copper Alloy Wreaths from Pergamon

Ernst Pernicka (Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie) The Reliable Detection of Forgeries in Bronze
13:00 Lunch

Session Representation: Iconography of Small Scale Objects

Chair: Eckhard Deschler-Erb (University of Cologne)
Margherita Bolla (Civici Musei di Verona)

“Funerary” Iconographies in Roman Small-Scale Bronzes

Franziska Dövener (Centre National de Recherche Archéologique) – Sinclair Bell (Northern Illinois University)

Circus Stars in Miniature: A Bronze Statuette of an African Boy Auriga from Luxembourg and Related Artifact Types

Audrey Gouy (University of Pau and Pays de l‘Adour) Etruscan Bronzes in Action. Role and Representations of Dancers in Preroman funerary Contexts (6th-5th cent. B.C.)
Jutta Ronke (Landesdenkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg)

Archäologisches zu einem 'Problembärchen' vom Limes

Norbert Franken (University of Mainz) Scharnier, Tülle oder Zapfen: Hellenistische Bronzelampen mit Statuettendekor. Eine Spurensuche
Trinidad Nogales Basarrate (National Museum of Roman Art Mérida)

Roman Bronzes from Augusta Emerita (Hispania). Representation: Iconography and Models


Break + Poster Session


Session Ressource: Recycling, Trade, Repair and Reuse

Chair: Despina Ignatiadou (National Museum Athens)
Cristina-Georgeta Alexandrescu (Institutul de Arheologie „Vasile Pârvan“, Bukarest) Fragments of Large Scale Bronze Statues in Context of so-called Scrap Metal Deposits in Dacia and Moesia inferior
Frank Willer (LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn) – Roland Schwab (Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie) – Manuela Mirschenz (University of Bonn) Recycling Economy in the Production of Roman Bronze Statues from the Limes Region

Vana Orfanou (Aarhus University) – Thomas Birch – Rubina Raja – Achim Lichtenberger (University of Münster)

Copper-Based Recycling Management and Technological Choices at Roman and Early Islamic Jerash, Jordan

Mikhail Treister (German Archaeological Institute)

Roman Bronze Vessels with Signs of Repair from Sarmatia

David Michael Smith (University of Liverpool)

The Metallurgical Landscape of Phylakopi, Melos: New Insights from the 1896-1899 Excavations of the British School at Athens

19:45 End of Day

Thursday 19.04.2018


Session Reconstruction: Investigations on Metallurgy, Production and Form

Chair: Alessandra Giumlia-Mair (AGM Archeoanalisi)

Maria Pia Casaletto (Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Palermo)

X-Ray Investigations of Bronze Artworks

Fabio Fazzini (Freelancer) – Fabio Milazzo (Soprintendenza delle Marche) – Maria Letizia Amadori (University of Urbino)

The Kegs from the Celtic Graves of Santa Paolina di Filottrano: Metallurgical Aspects

Ayla Lester (The Israel Antiquities Authority)

Production Methods at the Workshop in Tiberias

Francesca Morandini (Municipality of Brescia-Brescia Musei Foundation) Annalena Brini – Andrea Cagnini – Monica Galeotti – Anna Patera –
Simone Porcinai (Ministry of Heritage and Culture Florence)

The Winged Victory of Brescia. Work in Progress from Diagnostic to Enhancement

Omid Oudbashi (Department of Conservation of Historic and Cultural Properties, Art University of Isfahan)

New Insights into the Metallurgy of Tin Bronze during the Iron Age of Luristan, Western Iran (First Half of First millennium BC)

10:30 Break

Session: Striking Evidence. New Approaches to Ancient Coin Production

Chair: François de Callataÿ (Royal Library of Belgium)and Stefan Krmnicek (University of Tübingen)

François de Callataÿ (Royal Library of Belgium)

The Composition of Greek Bronze Coinages: Why it Matters for the Historian
Thomas Faucher (CNRS, IRAMAT-CEB/Univ. Orleans)

Producing Monetary Bronze in the Greco-Roman World: How Does Experimental Archaeology Help to Understand?

Maryse Blet-Lemarquand (University of Orléans) The Composition of Greek and Roman Monetary Bronze: How it was Manipulated by the Greeks and the Romans. Case Studies
Julia Farley (British Museum)

Iron Age Coin Production in the East Midlands, UK

Angela Berthold (Berlin State Museums)

Groovy Coins. Scratches on Money from Roman Antioch

Stefan Krmnicek – Christoph Berthold (University of Tübingen) – Raouf Jemmali (German Aerospace Center) New Insights into the Manufacturing Process of a Roman Bimetallic Medallion Using Non-Destructive Local Highly Resolved X-Ray Computed Tomography
13:00 Lunch

Session Representation: Gods, Emperors and Senators

Chair: Thomas Schäfer (University of Tübingen)

Carlos Marquez – David Ojeda (University of Cordoba) Bronze Portrait Head from Rute (Cordoba)
Annemarie Kaufmann-Heinimann (University of Basel)

Die Göttin und das Schiff - Bedeutung und Funktionen eines Bildkonzepts

Antonia Tzortzatou (Ephorate of Thesprotia)

From the Roman Noblemen to the European Connoisseurs: The “Paramythia Bronzes” and the Allure of the Antique

Dorel Bondoc (Museum of Oltenia)

A Roman Emperor Representation as Hercules, Coming from the Roman Auxiliary Fort of Slaveni!

Kosmas Dafas (King‘s College London)

The Casting Technique of the Bronze Antikythera Ephebe

Heather Sharpe (West Chester University of PA)

Emulating the Ptolemies: A Bronze Head in the British Museum

16:15 Break

Session: Bronze Objects in Sacred Contexts: their Function and Meaning in Archaic Greek Culture

Chair: Chiara Tarditi (University of Brescia)

Giacomo Bardelli (Romano-Germanic Central Museum) Rod Tripods Revisited: From Anatolia to the Iberian Peninsula
Raimon Graells I Fabregat (Romano-Germanic Central Museum) The Votive Bronze Weapons in Olympia: Diachronic Development

Valeria Meirano (University of Turin)

Contextualizing Bronze Objects in Sacred Spaces. The Role and Function of Vases and Instrumenta in the Archaic and Classic Periods: Some Case-Studies from Greece and Magna Graecia

Azzurra Scarci (University of Pisa)

Bronze Vessels from the Burned Layer of the Temple E 1 on the Eastern Hill of Selinunt

Beat Schweizer (University of Tübingen)

Bronze Vessels in Olympia. Representation and Ritual

Chiara Tarditi (University of Brescia)

Bronze Vessels Fragments from the Athenian Acropolis: From Sacred Offerings to Filling Materials
18:45 End of Day

Conference Dinner

Restaurant Bootshaus am Neckar (Wöhrdstraße 25)

Friday 20.04.2018


Session Role: Bronze(s) in Private, Public and Sacred Contexts

Chair: Annemarie Kaufmann-Heinimann (University of Basel)

Daphni Doepner (University of Bonn) The Ancient Exposition of Bronzes on the Outer Steps and Columns of Greek Temples
Johanna Fuchs (German Archaeological Institute) A Bronze Foundry of Classical Times in the Sanctuary of Kalapodi (Greece)
Zetta Theodoropoulou-Polychroniadis (Greek Archaeological Committee) – Vana Orfanou (University of Aarhus)

Bronze Offerings from the Sanctuaries of Poseidon and Athena at Sounion: New and Past Evidence

Adrian Hielscher (University of Kiel) The Insula of the Menander (I, 10) at Pompeii – Small Finds of Bronze and the Question of Furnishing

Eva Riediker-Liechti (University of Zürich)

Bronze Objects from the Roman Tavern on Monte Iato (PA)

10:30 Break

Session Role: Reconstruction of Use and Contexts

Chair: Nadezda Gulyaeva (State Hermitage Museum)

Marina Castoldi (University of Milan)

About Löwenkannen

Despina Ignatiadou (National Museum Athens)

Oversize Bronze Lion Paw from Athens

Hilde Hiller (Freiburg)

What Do the Find Contexts of Archaic Bronze Volute Craters Tell about the Use, Function and Origin of the Vessels?

Felix Kotzur (University of Frankfurt)

Ambivalence of Value. Reconsideration of Mediterranean Metal Vessels within the so-called “Barbaricum”

Silvia Pacifico (MIBACT) – Rossella Luciano (Museo Archeologico Salerno)

The Royal Tomb of Roscigno: Natives and Greeks in the Elites of Southern Italy

13:00 Lunch

Session Role: Rare Objects in Context

Chair: Norbert Franken (University of Mainz)

Claudia Noferi (University of Florence) Etruscan Mirrors in Hellenistic Funerary Contexts: Typologies and Symbolic Meanings of the Specimens from Tuscania in Florence National Archaeological Museum
Vittorio Mascelli (Sapienza University of Rome)

Etruscan „Graffioni“: Function and Role of a Bronze Instrument in Etruria; New Data and Reflections

Stamatis Fritzilas (Ephorate of Messenia)

The Bronzes of Arcadian Orchomenos

David Bartus (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)

„In aes incidatur...” - A New Bronze Tablet with a Law of Philippus Arabs from Brigetio

Nicoletta Frapiccini (Polo Museale delle Marche)

The Kegs from the Celtic Graves of Santa Paolina di Filottrano

Maciej Wacławik (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Paphian Obstacle of Powerful Death

16:15 Break

General Session II

Chair: Sophie Descamps (Louvre Museum)

Federica Grossi (University of Milan)

The Victory of Calvatone: A Mystery Unveiled

Giulia Bison (University of Verona)

From the Sanctuary to the Rubbish Pit? Some Considerations on a Bronze Statuette from the Forum of Grumentum (Basilicata, Southern Italy)

Gabriela Filip

Bronze Phallic Representations from Southern Dacia

Philip Kiernan (Kennesaw State University)

The So-called Mithrassymbole in Context

Giulia Morpurgo (University of Bologna)

Bronze Vessels from the Etruscan Necropolis of Bologna (540-350 B.C.): Preliminary Notes

Nova Barrero Martin (National Museum of Roman Art Mérida)

Roman Bronzes of Augusta Emerita: Use and Function

19:00 End of Day

Saturday 21.04.2018


General Session III

Chair: Carol Mattusch (George Mason University)

Eva Falaschi (Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa) Philological Problems with Greek Bronze Artworks

Kseniya Polezhaeva (Moscow State University)

Bronze as a Resource for the Reconstruction of Alkamenes’ Oeuvre

Jean-Marie Welter (Luxembourg)

Aes Corinthium: Just Wrought High-Tin Bronze?

András Patay-Horváth (Eötvös Loránd University)

Who, What and Why? The Dedication of Bronze Animal

Figurines in Olympia

10:00 Break
10:15 Final Remarks
12:45 Excursion to Landesmuseum Württemberg and Altes Schloss Stuttgart