Alabaster Bust by Lombardi

This bust suffers from several dings and a detached section on the back at the area of the child’s bow. While there is dirt particulates across the surface, the strong discoloration is likely a product of the type of stone used which is alabaster.

The bust will be carefully cleaned and the detached part of the bow will be reattached. There is a wonderful display of delicate sculptor-work along the child’s blouse with an intricate design on the clothing, and the cleaning is helping to bring this out. The craftsmanship of the work continues to the bonnet and how it renders a realistic weight to the fabric.

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