By Nicholas Stanley Price

This publication chronicles the improvement and implementation of the Pilot venture on Mosaics Conservation, which used to be demonstrated in 1988 via the Getty Conservation Institute and the Cyprus division of Antiquities for you to perform conservation paintings on a striking ground mosaic at Paphos. ancient and iconographic historical past at the Orpheus mosaic, in addition to thorough documentation of the techniques utilized in its assessment, detachment, reinstallation, and cleansing are profiled. specially noteworthy is the in actual fact illustrated, step by step description of the really strange rolling method utilized in lifting the mosaic. Environmental tracking tactics and the improvement and evaluate of a shield for the mosaic also are mentioned.

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Redrawn after Jan Kosinka. ) 6 and screwed to end of drum 4. axis (metal tube) 7 5. wooden struts 8 6. canvas attached to drum with metal staples 7. tessellatum 8. remains of mortar Figure 11 (bottmn). The drum in its locked position on the wooden rails, with canvasfacings attached. detached mosaic sharpened iron rod to aid detachment Detachment and Rolling of the Mosaic 19 operation commenced. Once the area with these lacunae had been rolled onto the drum, it was possible to cut through the facing fabric, the temporary mortar consolidation, and the wooden panels of the drum, in order to insert wooden poles radially into the drum (Fig.

Each of these criteria was met by the Orpheus mosaic and it was decided, therefore, to lift the mosaic in one piece using the rolling technique, rather than to cut it into arbitrary pieces for individual lifting. At the same time, the operation would provide a good opportunity to train other mosaics conservators in the technique. References Z. " In Conservation In Situ, Aquileia 1983, pp. 163-183. Rome: ICCROM. R. " In Mosaics No. 1: Deterioration and Conservation, Rome, November 1977, pp. 62-66.

Manual Figure 18. Removal of thicker residues of mortar with hammer and chisels before lifting the detached mosaic. 24 Cleaning the Back of the Mosaic tools, which allowed greater control over the depth of the work to avoid damaging the underside of the tesserae (particularly the very fragile glass tesserae), were therefore preferred. After using abrasive and cutting tools to remove the disintegrated mortars of the preparatory layers, cleaning of the back of the mosaic continued using more precise tools.

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