About this lecture
The Roman Villa of Sant’Imbenia at Alghero, Sassari, was excavated by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici delle Province di Sassari e Nuoro in the period 1994-2005, and it has given back many remarkable finds related to the wall and floor coverings of two rooms of the building. Among these, there are thousands of fragments of fresco painted plaster, stuccoes, stone material coming from the collapse of a richly decorated room located in the above floor. The Centro di Conservazione Archeologica of Rome was appointed in 2010 to carry out the study, restoration and musealization of the finds.
In this presentation the intervention was described in its phases: documentation, reconstruction, mounting on a portable support and musealization of the opus sectile floor of the Villa. Furthermore, the study of original materials and the data gathered on the execution technique were mentioned.
Speaker(s): Chiara Zizola
Date: October 29, 2014
Location(s): Alghero, Italy
Organizing Institution(s): International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM)