Statue of Mars – Conservation Project

HISTORICAL NOTES The exact origin of this sculpture is unfortunately unknown, but has been a part of quite a number of private collections. At the end of the […]

The Restoration of the Mastiff Dog

The sculpture of the Cane Molosso statue (Mastiff Dog) is located in the Octagonal Courtyard and it is a very famous work dating back to the first century […]

Christ Saves Saint Peter from sinking in the Water

Giovanni Lanfranco’s “Christ saves Saint Peter from sinking in the water” is a baroque translation of Giotto di Bondone’s “Navicella” also featured in St. Peter’s Basilica in a […]

FRAGMENT OF A SARCOPHAGUS

Miracles happen every day.  Each of the seven days of creation bears within it a multiplicity of miracles. At the center of it all, lies the remarkably complex […]

Virgin and Child with a Goldfinch

A note on the Author The Italian artist Spinello Aretino (c. 1350 – c. 1410) was the pupil of Jacopo Casentino, and his style grew primarily out of […]

Restoration of a Sarcophagus with Twelve Apostles,...

Thanks to the generous support of Liana Marabini, the Chapter Leader of the Monaco Chapter, the restoration of the marble Sarcophagus with the Twelve Apostles, executed and supervised […]

Restoration of an important Sarcophagus depicting...

Its story This monumental sarcophagus with the Dionysian Procession (lenòs type, shaped like a bathtub), dates back to 230 AD and was completed for a man and wife. […]

Fighting with the Beasts in the Colosseum

Ritualized, public violence had been a favorite entertainment of the Romans for centuries. The Damnatio ad bestia, “condemnation to beasts”, was a form of Roman death penalty mainly applied to […]

Precious Ceramic Plaque by Bernard Palissy

This valuable polychrome enameled ceramic plate, restored thanks to the generosity of Mses. Veronika & Franziska Nicholson, members of the Texas Chapter,  is attributed to the French chemist and […]

The Palatine Flag

The Palatine Flag was the representative flag of the Palatine Honor Guard, featuring bright white on the right side and yellow on the left. At center, in sharp contrast, […]