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Intervention of conservationist restoration of a processional canopy of the late nineteenth century in embroidered and painted silk satin.

Embroidered and painted on silk satin, it has 6 octagons on the inner flounces, representing:

The Last Supper; the sacrifice of Isaac; Jewish explorers return from the land of Canaan; The Washing of the feet; The godsend in the desert; King David receives the loaves of the temple offering.

In a precarious state of conservation, the work has been subjected to a timely operation of conservative restoration

Restoration phases:

  • Disassembly of the artwork
  • Suction
  • Vaporization
  • Cleaning
  • Consolidation
  • Pictorial retouching
  • Veiling


Removal of the lining from the sky and of the painted octagons by micro incisions of the seam thread and controlled removal of the same by tweezers


Micro-suction and elimination of particle deposition on the front and back of all tissues through protective filter nets


Cleaning with neutral PH granular powder by means of a controlled pressure massage and cotton balls


Gaps fixed by silk organzine yarns with stop points depending on the type of consumption

Pictorial retouching

Pictorial additions performed by watercolor in correspondence of abrasions and gaps


Application on the front of a protective micro net with wide cells stop with technical points depending on the type of degradation

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