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Analysis of two medieval mummies from Vodnjan, Croatia


Rajić Šikanjić, Petra; Škarić, Ksenija; Premužić, Zrinka
Analysis of two medieval mummies from Vodnjan, Croatia // Abstract Book of the 20th Congress of the European Anthropological Association - European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global Biology
Zagreb, Hrvatska, 2016. str. 25-25 (poster, sažetak, ostalo)


Naslov
Analysis of two medieval mummies from Vodnjan, Croatia

Autori
Rajić Šikanjić, Petra ; Škarić, Ksenija ; Premužić, Zrinka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, ostalo

Izvornik
Abstract Book of the 20th Congress of the European Anthropological Association - European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global Biology / - , 2016, 25-25

Skup
20th Congress of the European Anthropological Association - European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global Biology

Mjesto i datum
Zagreb, Hrvatska, 24-28.08.2016.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Neobjavljeni rad

Ključne riječi
Vodnjan; mediaeval mummies; St. Giovanni Olini; St. Nicolosa Borsa; anthropological analysis

Sažetak
We present results of the analysis of two medieval mummified bodies housed in the sanctuary of the parish church of St. Blaise in Vodnjan, Istria, Croatia. They belong to Saint Giovanni Olini (1215–1300) and Saint Nicolosa Borsa (1447–1512) whose bodies were brought as a part of collection from Venice in 1818. The goal of this examination was to gather information on the physical condition of the bodies and their present state of preservation. Chemical examinations on skin samples confirmed that it was treated with a mix of olive oil and saccharide-based resin. Similarities in the appearance and composition of coating indicate that both bodies were treated, not during the mummification process, but after they had entered the same collection in the first half of 19th century. Detailed visual inspection showed that on both bodies parts related to sexuality were missing. We offer two possible explanations: a medieval post-mortem ritual or removal of these parts as relics at a later period.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Etnologija i antropologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Institut za antropologiju,
Hrvatski restauratorski zavod