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