Editors: Miljenko Domijan, Iskra Karniš
Publishers: Croatian Conservation Institute, Ministry of Culture
Zagreb, 2006; second edition 2008
Languages: Croatian, English
84 pp., soft cover, 26×28 cm
ISBN: 953-7389-00-6; 978-953-6240-86-9
RP: 95,00 HRK (available at Sveučilišna knjižara Dominović)
Texts by: I. Karniš, M. Jurišić, M. Orlić, D. Krstić, R. Šoštarić
The monograph was published to mark the completion of conservation-restoration of the bronze statue of Apoxyomenos and its exhibition in the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb (18th May – 17th September 2006).
Among the most significant archaeological findings in Croatia, a statue dubbed the Croatian Apoxyomenos was raised from sea bed in 1999 at Vele Orjule, a site near the Island of Lošinj. The monograph comprises articles on topics such as: the bronze as material, the ancient Mediterranean Sea routes, the finding of the statue, underwater archaeological research after the raising of the statue and its later condition, conservation-restoration investigations and work on the statue, the technology of casting and dating the statue.