The history of the "Virgin with Child" sculpture (Ottaviano, Naples, southern Italy): hypotheses from archaeometric multi-technique investigations.

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Balassone G, Toscano M, Cavazzini G, De Bonis A, D'Orazio L, Joachimski M, Weihe H, Prochaska W, Mondillo N, Mormone A, Petti C, Solpietro A
Journal: Journal of Cultural Heritage
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 15
Pages range: 414-423
ISSN: 1296-2074


Abstract


A life-size whitish marble statue of a "Virgin with Child" has been recently rediscovered in the St.Rosario church located in Ottaviano, a small town near Naples (southern Italy). This artwork shows stylistic features of the Tuscan-Roman school of the 16th century, and is framed in an intriguing historical context. Historical documents testify that the sculpture was a property of the cadet branch of noble Tuscan family of the Medici, the Medici of Ottaviano. A multianalytical approach has been used to try to indicate the supply area of the white marble of the studied sculpture. Considering the whole mineralogical, petrographic and geochemical data, the source rock can be possibly limited to the main classical white marbles of the Mediterranean district, as the classical marble of Aphrodisias. A reuse practice of a former artwork can be also hypothesized. © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Joachimski, Michael Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Geologie (Exogene Dynamik)


External institutions
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
Montanuniversität Leoben
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
University of Copenhagen
University of Naples "L'Orientale" / Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"


How to cite

APA:
Balassone, G., Toscano, M., Cavazzini, G., De Bonis, A., D'Orazio, L., Joachimski, M.,... Solpietro, A. (2014). The history of the "Virgin with Child" sculpture (Ottaviano, Naples, southern Italy): hypotheses from archaeometric multi-technique investigations. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 15, 414-423. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2013.09.002

MLA:
Balassone, Giuseppina, et al. "The history of the "Virgin with Child" sculpture (Ottaviano, Naples, southern Italy): hypotheses from archaeometric multi-technique investigations." Journal of Cultural Heritage 15 (2014): 414-423.

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