La Lupa Capitolina: indagini termografiche per lo studio delle tecniche di formatura e delle finiture del bronzo dopo la fusione
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 114, 2014
In this work the “Capitoline She-Wolf ” has been studied in order to characterize the various aspects of
its manufacturing process, namely the adopted casting method and the bronze surface finish.
Infrared thermography has been used as a diagnostic tool to detect features associated with the repairs and with the cold workings concealed under the finished surface. The obtained diagnostic data together with the artistic and historical analysis information have then been used to identify the main steps of the manufacturing process, such as the production of the internal structure, the wax modelling, the casting method and the surface finish.