This paper deals with the analysis of a chariot of presumed Etruscan production, belonging to the Marchetti Collection, currently part of the MemO Project of the University of Padua. The study aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the authentication method applied in the Project: starting from the formal analysis, which involves the collection of measurements and technical aspects of similar artefacts in order to verify the differences, to the iconographic analysis, dealing with the coherence of the artefact’s figures within a precise chronological and geographical context. The integrated microscopic analysis also turns out to be significant, in particular for the recognition of the tools used in the manufacture of the artefact. On the basis of the data collected, it is possible to recognise the forger’s discreet skills and knowledge of the artefact which, in any case, are not adequate to reach the elaborate complexity of Etruscan chariots, investigated in detail in the last few years.
Zumerle D. (2022) "Il carro della collezione Marchetti: analisi preliminare " Authenticity Studies. International Journal of Archaeology and Art, 1(1), 43-62. DOI: 10.14658/PUPJ-AS-2022-1-5
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Authenticity Studies. International Journal of Archaeology and Art
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