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Restoration of the Popes Initial | by lute829
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Restoration of the Popes Initial

This handsome Spanish initial was flaked and the gold was abraded. In addition, some of the fine filigree work in the lower border was smudged, along with the flowers and peacock. So I gently fixed the areas needed and reconstructed the damage. I used shell gold on the spandrels as leaf would have been too risky.

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Uploaded on November 15, 2015