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Madonna of Humility:During conservation treatment
Madonna of Humility:During conservation treatment
The white pasty material covering the original wood panel is a mixture of gesso, sawdust, and a PVC emulsion glue. Getty conservators used the mixture to fill the large worm holes which had severely destabilized the panel.


Guariento di Arpo
Italian, about 1345 - 1350
Tempera and gold on panel
13 x 6 3/4 in.
87.PB.118