State Reliefs from Tetrarchic Nicomedia
Archaeological and scientific study of the singular preserved painting on the recently discovered series of monumental Diocletianic state reliefs excavated at Nicomedia (Çukurbağ), Turkey.
Mark Abbe, Tuna Sare
Eskenazi Portrait Busts of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna
Examination of the exceptional metropolitan paired imperial portraits with vestiges of their nuanced ancient painting. Bloomington, IU Eskenazi Museum of Art.
Mark Abbe, Julie Van Voorhis, Juliet Istrabadi, Gregory Smith, Scott Pike
International symposium, organized by Naomi Norman and Mark Abbe, University of Georgia, October 17-18, 2014.
The Venus Lovatelli Project
Detailed study of the extensive and exceptionally well-preserved painting on the largest marble statue of Aphrodite from the houses of Pompeii, discovered in 1874 (House I, 2, 17). Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale.
Mark Abbe, Jeff Speakman, Tina Salguero
Examination and multidisciplinary study of polychromy and marble types employed in the diverse collection of marble statuary, c. 430 BC-AD 300. Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art.
Mark Abbe, Caroline Rocheleau, Scott Pike, Tina Salguero
Purple Gold Nanoparticles Research Project
Scientific study of colloidal purple gold formed during burial and their importance in ancient polychrome effect, including selection of objects from Roman antiquity.
Tina Salguero, Mark Abbe, Marco Leona, Jan Stubbe Oestergaard
Technical examination and exhibition of a reportedly ancient Roman fragment of a Three-Figure Relief, c. first century AD, in the David M. Robinson Collection of Antiquities at the University of Mississippi Museum. Athens, Georgia Museum of Art.
Mark Abbe, Tina Salguero, Jeff Speakman
Contextualized analysis of extant painting on marble sculpture from the luxury Villa A, Oplonits under the aegis of The Oplontis Project, directed by John Clarke and Michael Thomas, University of Texas at Austin. Torre Annunziata, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei.
Mark Abbe, Tina Salguero