We have been collaborating with “Giampaolo Leone” Conservation Studio in Sicily. We just came back from performing non-invasive diagnostics on the Ecce Homo preserved in Avola, an outstanding 17th century wooeden statue, currently under conservation at the “Giampaolo Leone” Conservation Studio. For this case, we applied Infrared and Ultraviolet fluorescence to document retouches and inpaints as well as mobile microscopy to study details such as the eyes and losses through the surface of the statue the revealed pretty heavy past conservation treatment.

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Non-invasive diagnostics on the “Ecce Homo” wooden statue in Avola, 17th century.

Non-invasive diagnostics on the "Ecce Homo" wooden statue in Avola, 17th century.

Non-invasive diagnostics on the “Ecce Homo” wooden statue in Avola, 17th century. Technical Photography.

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The examination of the eyes’ with mobile microscopy reveals key information for their dating.

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