Traces of Gold uncovered on Donatello Sculpture

May 20 2021

Image of Traces of Gold uncovered on Donatello Sculpture


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Traces of gilding have been uncovered on a recently conserved marble statue of San Marco by Donatello kept by the Museum of Orsanmichele in Florence. The discovery was made during a recent conservation and scanning project, indicating that the hair, beard and robes of the figure were once a golden colour. The statue was completed in 1411 when Donatello was a mere twenty-five years old.

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