conservation image Wall Paintings at Mogao Grottoes

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 is 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: Getty Conservation Institute.

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