Proposal carried out as part of the 1% artistic for the Center for Conservation and Archaeological Studies of Auvergne, Les Martres-de-Veyre, Puy-de-Dôme
Client: Ministry of Culture and Communication / DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Project managers: François Rouanet and Sylvie Soulas
In December 2006, archaeological excavations at the site of the former Clermont-Ferrand bus station revealed elements of ancient statuary: seven contiguous fragments of a bronze right foot approximately 60 cm long. The restored work is dated to the 2nd century AD. Archaeologists hypothesize that it is a unique piece that belongs to a monumental statue representing an imperial seated figure under the protection of Jupiter.
For the Martres-de-Veyre Center for Conservation and Archaeological Studies, I proposed shaping the corresponding left foot, based on the hypotheses submitted in the detailed archaeological report by Benoît Mille and Maria-Pia Darblade, Le colossal bronze foot from Clermont-Ferrand and the question of Zenodore's workshop, in Greek and Roman bronzes, recent research - Tribute to Claude Rolley, Publication of the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Proceedings of conferences, 2012, Paris.