On the 22nd – 25th of May 2013 the international meeting “Interior decoration in the Eastern Mediterranean during Hellenistic and Roman times” organised by the New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material Studies (NARNIA) took place. During this event Prof. Nardi presented the conservation project of the Mosaic of Transfiguration in the apsis of the church of Saint Catherine Monastery, Sinai.
The conservation intervention, directed by Prof. Nardi, was carried out between 2005 and 2010, and it rescued from collapsing an important masterpiece of early Byzantine art (6th century A.D.). The mosaic covers the church apsis and it shows an incredible chromatic richness because of the use of glass, gold and silver tesserae, as well as polychrome marbles.
The intervention was planned by CCA on behalf of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and realised thanks to private funding.