Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey (1992-1997)
 
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A general view of the courtyard of King Guezo at the Royal Palaces of Abomey. Photo: Francesca Piqué.

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The bas-reliefs in storage prior to conservation. Photo: Pedro Celedón.

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A bas-relief on an easel in the conservation atelier. The pulley system shown here was designed for the project to move bas-reliefs from the transport pushcart to the easels. Photo: Susan Middleton.

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Conservator Léonard Ahonon works on bas-relief #7. Photo: Francesca Piqué.

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Conservator Justin Alaro makes fills on bas-relief #17. Photo: Susan Middleton.

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GCI conservators Francesca Piqué and Leslie Rainer inpaint bas-relief #25. Photo: Susan Middleton.

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Bas-relief #46 prior to conservation. A facing of Japanese tissue paper was already applied to its surface as an emergency treatment. Photo: Susan Middleton.

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Bas-relief #46, after conservation treatment. Photo: Susan Middleton.

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The transport team move a bas-relief on a pushcart following conservation treatment. Photo: Susan Middleton.

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A view of the conserved bas-reliefs on exhibit in the Musée Historique d'Abomey. Photo: Susan Middleton.

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