Fourth Century Fresco of a Praying Figure

Fourth Century Fresco of a Praying Figure

2013 Restoration, restored by, Monsignor Terence Hogan, in honor of the Marriage of Corinne and Nicholas Salvador

The rectangular tile preserved in the Pio Christian Museum is the result of a separation of plaster from the decoration of a tomb, whose subject is depicted expansis manibus, with outstretched hands in a praying stance The image of a prayer stance in ancient Christian art appears as a female figure in a draped dress with her hands open and lifted towards heaven, derived from the artistic repertoire of antiquity which served to personify the Pieta to gods and men.

The restoration process included, cleaning and consolidation of the surface, removal of iron nails located in the marble structure, recreation of a chromatic balance on the entire surface
And photographic documentation.

Details

Details

Supported by Patron Members: Monsignor Terence Hogan and the Sam J. Frankino Foundation in honor of the marriage of Corinne and Nicholas Salvador
Date: 2013
Project Cost: $4,898.25