Drawings, Prints, and 20th C. Photographs

2003 Martellotti

In this article, Giovanna Martellotti, demonstrates how much can be learned about the previous history of ancient sculpture by careful physical examiation, informed by knowledge of previous restorations. The Ara Pacis provides a most instructive example. The author is a conservator of the Conservazione Beni Culturali (CBC), a private conservation group. The Ara Pacis was treated by the CBC, under the supervision of Dr Eugenio La Rocca and Dr Laura Cafiero of the Sovrintendenza del Comune di Roma, .

Scanned from Giovanna Martellotti, “Reconstructive Restorations of Roman Sculptures: Three Case Studies”, History of Restoration of Ancient Stone Sculptures; Papers from a Symposium, October 2001, ed. Janet Burnett Grossman, Jerry Podany, and Marion True (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003). Quotations are from the author's captions and text. Reproduced with appreciation.