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Models of Archaeological Features

Medieval Pottery Kiln, Shotton, Northumberland

In 2008, Tyne and Wear Museums Archaeology carried out a large open area excavation at the opencast coal mine in Shotton.

Remains of a medieval deserted village were uncovered. In an industrial area, several wasters and a pottery kiln were found. Pottery evidence suggests a 13th century date for the kiln.

I was able to record the kiln with 23 stereo-pairs and carry out survey control. 2 hours on a rainy morning were spend for cleaning, image capture and survey on site. Thanks to Roger Oram, Warren Muncaster and Michael Donaldson for support on site.




Models of Small Objects

Medieval Reliquary, St. Laurence Church, Pegau, Saxony

In 1935, the reliquary vessel was found in a cavity at the back of the altar stipes during refurbishment of St. Laurence Church in Pegau.

The small stoneware vessel is closed by a wax stopper which bears a lanceolate red wax seal impression. The impression shows a bishop standing on a coat of arms and is enclosed with an inscription "sigillum fratris nicolai episcopi misniensis". Coat of arms and inscriptions identifies the seal holder as Nicolas I. Bishop of Meissen, 1379-1392.

The reliquary was recorded with 159 photos and modelled using structure-from-motion techniques in two seperate parts which were merged and afterwards textured.



Models of Sculpture

Wiprecht of Groitzsch (1124), St. Laurence Church, Pegau, Saxony

The tombstone of margrave Wiprecht is one of the most finest pieces of late Romanesque sculpture in Central Germany. It has been suggested to be an early work of the Naumburg Master and sculptured around 1230. It was originally placed above Wiprecht's grave in the choir of St. James Abbey, Pegau. After the dissolution of the monastery 1556, it was transferred to St. Laurence Church in Pegau.

Count Wiprecht of Groitzsch took a prominent role as follower of Emperor Henry IV. during the investiture controversy. He supported Duke Vratislav II. of Bohemia in raising to the royal diginity of Bohemia. Due to marriage to Vratislav's daugther Judith he gained Budissin and Nisani as a dowry. Wiprecht pushed the colonisation of the lands between Saale and Mulde with Frankish settlers.

Nevertheless, almost all our knowledge about his legendary life derives from the Pegau Annals (c.1150). The author describes him as a fierce and barbarous character during his early life. Since he sieged and murdered one of his enemies at St. James Church at Zeitz in 1089. Puriefied, he undertook a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 1090. 1091 he founded a monastery in Pegau and 1104 another one at Lausigk (Bad Lausick). Shortly before his death in 1124, he joined the convent in Pegau, where he was buried next to his first wife Judith of Bohemia (†1109).



Models of Architectural Features

St Thomas of Canterbury, Merseburg, Saxony-Anhalt

1188, the church was mentioned for the first time in a diploma of emperor Frederick the first. It was dedicated to Thomas Beckett, archbishop of Canterbury, who was killed in 1170 and already canonised 1173.

The curch was originally build as a three-aisled basilica with two towers at the west. The S-aisle and the S-tower were demolished in the 19th century.

During this works the main portal was transfered to the S-transept of the church. The knoted column of the late Romanesque stepped portal is unique in Central Germany.



Models of Architecture

St Laurence, Pegau, Saxony

Currently, I am surveying St. Laurence at Pegau; a model of the church is coming up in due course.