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IL RESTAURO DEL REDENTORE BENEDICENTE DEL BEATO ANGELICO AL MUSEO NAZIONALE DI SAN MATTEO A PISA: DATI DIAGNOSTICI E TECNICO-MATERICI      

Pierluigi Nieri

 

The restoration of Beato Angelico’s Blessing Redeemer (Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, Pisa), undertaken to conserve a work unique for its preciousness and rarity as well as for its damaged condition, has allowed us to acquire new knowledge about the work. Information obtained during the course of diagnostic testing and in the actual phases of restoration have permitted us to integrate its exquisite artistic features, already observed in the literature, with newly acquired technical-material data regarding its state of conservation; the interventions undertaken in earlier restorations; and the technique of execution, supporting the hypothesis of its original function and creation as an object used as a banner during the ephemeral ritual of procession.