Dumfries House, Marble Crucifix
October 25, 2016 | By Hirst-Conservation |
Hirst Conservation is delighted to have just completed a transformational programme of conservation and restoration to a white Carrara marble crucifix at Dumfries House.
The entire crucifix was carved from just a single piece of Carrara marble. Surrounded by trees and wild vegetation, it was extensively colonised by organic growth, moss and algae. Indeed it was so highly discoloured it appeared to be made of timber or metal rather than marble.