Florence Baptistery restoration: video

Florence Baptistery restoration: video

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Fri 22 Jan 2021 4:57 PM
Florence

 

Four sides of the internal walls of Florence Baptistery have been restored, with the remaining four to be completed by the end of 2021.

 

The internal walls of Florence’s oldest monument began to be restored towards the end of 2017 following a restoration campaign on the external walls and roof. Many discoveries emerged from the diagnostics, including the original technique used in the parietal mosaics; the presence of a pigmented wax on the green Prato marble, used to cover the white limestone that had formed due to water coming in through the roof, now removed to reveal the stone’s natural hue; and traces of gold leaf on one of the capitals of the matroneum, which could form evidence that the capitals were all originally covered in gold leaf.

 

Read more about the baptistery restoration here.

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