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of Abbe’s investigations in September 2010 of the condition of the statue and of its polychromy, to present the digital model of the current state of the statue, and to agree on a plan for digital restoration of the statue. On December 4, 2011 it was reassembled for a one-day symposium where the

In: New Studies on the Portrait of Caligula in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

what comes before and what comes after. One must pay particular attention to a given scribe’s idiosyncrasies, especially his tendencies with often repeated letter combinations. As the image below shows, the result of digital restoration with the use of smaller letters is not convincing. figure 11

In: Dead Sea Discoveries

-VIS) spectrometry June 5 to 7, 2012. This work was carried out as a pilot investigation of the Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project, a partnership of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies and the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma . 1 2. Method of Analysis UV

Author: Pelin Aytemiz

pictures’. The digital restoration artist Erdal Kılıç similarly describes his work of retouching old images in these words: ‘[t]o apply digital processes to an already taken photograph feels like regenerating it’ (online interview, 24 September 2010). How does this regeneration work? Old analog

In: Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication
Author: Steven Fine

means that the arch can be studied with no risk of damage. 1 The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project, of which I am the director, is the first major research project related to polychromy in an artifact of significance for the history of Judaism as yet undertaken (fig. 1). It is, in fact, part

The essays in New Studies on the Portrait of Caligula in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts address art historical, historical, cultural and museological issues raised by one of two surviving intact statues of the Roman emperor Caligula (r. 37-41 C.E.). Contributions focus on the creation of a 3D-digital model of the statue and the search for traces of its original polychromy; the history of the statue from its creation to the present, including its rediscovery at a Julio-Claudian sanctuary at Bovillae; aspects of Caligula’s literary and visual portrayal in antiquity and modern historiography (including questions concerning the destruction of his portraits and the implications of Jewish sources for the study of Caligula); and the emperor’s image in popular culture.
Jewish and Iranian Studies in Honor of Yaakov Elman
Editors: Shai Secunda and Steven Fine
Shoshannat Yaakov honors Yaakov Elman, Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University, and celebrates Elman’s contributions to a broad range of disciplines within Jewish and Iranian studies. The fruits of Elman’s seminal project of bringing together of scholars of Iranian studies and Talmud in ways that have transformed both disciplines, are well represented in this volume, together with scholarship that ranges from Second Temple Judaism to Late Antique Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Samaritanism and Christianity.
Author: Steven Fine
Art, History, and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts, and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam. The essays assembled here range from the “thick description” of Josephus’s portrayal of Bezalel son of Uri as a Roman architect through the inscriptions of the Dura Europos synagogue, Jewish reflections on Caligula in color, the polychromy of the Jerusalem temple, new-old approaches to the zodiac, and to the Christian destruction of ancient synagogues. Taken together, these essays suggest a humane approach to the history of the Jews in an age of deep and long-lasting transitions—both in antiquity, and in our own time.

This book is also available in paperback.

"Taken as a whole, Fine’s book exhibits the value of bridging disciplines. The historiographical segments integrated throughout this volume offer
essential insights that will inform any student of Roman and late antiquity." Yael Wilfand, Hebrew University, Review of Biblical Literature, 2014.
Author: Isabel Laack

France 18 Courtesy of the Bibliothèque National de France 19 Drawing by author 20 1898 Loubat facsimile edition, digital reproduction provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library, New York City 21 Digital reproduction by author from the image of the digital restoration by Castro

In: Aztec Religion and Art of Writing

Mason, 6. 21 See Meshorer, Ancient Jewish Coinage , 190-97. 22 For more information on the Arch of Titus, see Fine’s extensive work in the Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project. See also Mason, History , 36-37, 39; Rives, “Flavian Religious Policy,” 152; Haeckl, “Dynasty,” 13

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism