Hippolytus-statue Workshop Reloaded

Workshop Reloaded

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The Hippolytus-statue? Again? Is this scrambled piece of past not a bit too small for a second workshop? (Spoiler: No!) In the second meeting, we will not only provide some fundamental answers to some fundamental questions such as an analysis of the antique fragments, but also open a new avenue. We will shed some light on the ‘dark side’ of the ‘restorer’ and antiquarian: Ligorio, the forger. Not less is at stake than the question: what if this pile of rocks is nothing more than a 16-century scam? The second edition going to be a game changer. Stay tuned. And get registered.


Monday, 10. October 2022.


13:00 – 13:15András Handl
Welcome & Introduction Reloaded: Why a Second Workshop on the Hippolytus-statue?
13:15 – 14:15Hans Rupprecht Goette
The ‚Statue of Hippolytus’ in the Vatican. An Archaeological View
14:15 – 15:15Ginette Vagenheim
Pirro Ligorio and the Restoration Techniques of Antique Statues in the 16th century: The Example of the ‘Hippolytus-statue’
15:15 – 15:30Discussion
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00Lorenzo Calvelli & Cristina Vernier
Epigraphic Forgeries in the Renaissance and the Work of Pirro Ligorio
17:00 – 18:00William Stenhouse
The Early Reception of the Hippolytus Statue
18:00 – 18:30Discussion & Closing Remarks


You can download the conference booklet by clicking here.

Collegium Hollandicum


The workshop will take place in the reflectory of the Hollands College.

Addess: Hollands College, Pater Damiaanplein 9, Leuven.




The registration for the workshop is open. Please use the form below to register.


    If you have any questions or remarks, please do not hesistate to contact András Handl.