Conservation image Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

Graphic condition record of the west wall of Cave 85 showing areas of plaster detachment and areas of complete loss of painted plaster. Plaster detachment has been divided into two categories of severity to prioritize treatment, detached areas that are moderately stable and detached areas that are unstable (defined as an area where the plaster has lost its overall cohesiveness and is often severely cracked and deformed.) Credit: The Getty Conservation Institute.

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