Renaissance Bronze Sculptures

The investigation of Renaissance bronze sculptures from the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (The Netherlands) was performed by neutron tomography at the NEUTRA facility at SINQ, PSI, in the years 2004 – 2009. Based on the obtained volume data, the NIAG group created the 13 animations with the aim to visualize the outer shape and the inner content (casting remains, clay cores, stabilizers, added materials from restauration). In this way, the whole structure becomes transparent and available for further non-destructive analysis.

Bust of a man

Severo Calcetta da Ravenna (1465 / 1475 - before 1538), model by Antonio Lombardo (C. 1458 - 1516).





Grotesque Animal 1

Netherlands (Arent van Bolten?), C. 1600





Grotesque Animal 2

Arent or Arnold van Bolten Bolten C. 1573 - before 1633





Hercules and Antaeus

Padua, C. 1500





Mercury

Hendrick de Keyser, 1565 - 1621





Nessus and Deianeira

Casper Gras, 1585 - 1674





Paris

Workshop of Severo da Ravenna





Perfume burner

Desiderio da Firenze, 1532 - 1545





She-wolf with Romulus and Remus

Rome or Florence, late 15th or early 16th century





Sol

Johan Gregor van der Schardt (1530 - after 1581)





Striding Nobleman

Netherlands or Germany, C. 1580 - 1600





Tiber

Tiziano Aspetti, called Minio, 1511/12 - 1552





Venus holding an apple

Niccolò Roccatagliata, C. 1560 - C. 1636