Volume XLII-2/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 177-184, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-177-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W5, 177-184, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-177-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  18 Aug 2017

18 Aug 2017

COMPUTER AIDED RESTORATION TOOLS TO ASSIST THE CONSERVATION OF AN ANCIENT SCULPTURE. THE COLOSSAL STATUE OF ZEUS ENTHRONED

F. Di Paola1, G. Milazzo2, and F. Spatafora3 F. Di Paola et al.
  • 1Department of Architecture, Polytecnic School of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze 90128, Palermo, Italy
  • 2Milazzo Restauri S.r.l., Palermo, Italy
  • 3Regional Archaeological Museum “A. Salinas”, Palermo, Italy

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, restauration, conservation, 3D modeling, virtual recomposition, 3D printing

Abstract. The research focuses on the contribution of the integrated application of Computer Aided Restoration digital procedures as a means to guide the integration measure of an artifact, innovating and implementing the traditional investigation methods. The aim of the study was to provide effective geometrical-formal investigation tools in the frame of the conservation work of Zeus enthroned from Soluntum, conserved in the Archaeological Museum “A. Salinas” of Palermo. The paper describes the workflow of the 3D acquisition and graphical modeling with non-invasive digitalization and high information density techniques to assist the conservation of the legs of the throne, especially the integration of the missing part. Thanks to the technique of the digital fabrication it has been reconstruct the two missing parts following the theoretical criteria as: recognisability, compatibility and retractability. This innovative application of 3D digital technologies have showed as the integrated use of the new technology can be a useful tools for improving the conservation of a work of art.