Hooded Mourner with Rosary
School of Jean de Cambrai (French, active 1420–1435)
Alabaster
Bequest from the Preston Pope Satterwhite Collection 1949.30.39

How much will it cost? $4,600

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Hooded Mourner with Missal
School of Jean de Cambrai (French, active 1420–1435)
Alabaster
Bequest from the Preston Pope Satterwhite Collection

How much will it cost? $3,200

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Both of these amazing small-scale alabaster sculptures suffer the same fate, including abrasion and scratches, accretions, dust and grime, flaking and coating loss, wear, breaks, cracks, dents, gouges, loose parts, previous repair, and what’s known in the conservation business as “spalling and sugaring of the surface”. To proceed with treatment, the sculptures will be cleaned, and the conservator will reduce discolored overpaint around the old break lines.

Following cleaning, the old fills on the back of the sculpture will be removed, along with the non-original metal bases and epoxy used to adhere them. This would allow the sculptures to be displayed as they were originally intended.