The restoration of two marble statues by Antonio Corradini

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Journal Article


Hempel, K.F.B.;


Studies in conservation, Volume 14, Number 3, p.126-131 (1969)


Antonio (1668-1752), cleaning, Corradini, marble, methylene chloride, sepiolite, statues, ultrasound


The restoration of two early 18th-century marble statues by Antonio Corradini is described. Methylene chloride was used to remove plant stains. Sepiolite (magnesium silicate) and water drew out the dirt, and thick incrustations were removed with an ultrasonic dental tool. Incorrectly restored parts were remodeled according to contemporary prints–not in marble, but using a casting procedure.