Gurke Fastentuch Conserved

February 13 2021

Image of Gurke Fastentuch Conserved


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

My attention has been drawn to a news story from Austria. The Gurke Fastentuch, a mid-fifteenth century painted textile found in the Gurke Dom in Carinthia, Austria, has been conserved and redisplayed. This Lenten shroud measures 89 square metres and features 99 religious scenes such as the one above (pictured). The restoration of this fragile gothic cloth has taken several years, however, visitors will now be able to see the fully restored artwork back in situ.

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