18th-century fresco by Tiepolo found
A research of archive documentation has led experts to believe that the fresco - attributed to Tiepolo, son of the better-known painter Giambattista Tiepolo - is one known as "La Fede" ("The Faith") dating back to 1794, Cavaggioni said Tuesday.
"Technical tests on the lunette had shown traces of red and a halo," Cavaggioni said. "When we removed most of the paint layers that were on the wall, decorations, including the face of a Madonna have appeared."
The red monochromatic fresco portrays a Madonna with a cross in her right hand and a goblet in her left. Near her are two figures whose details are still unclear, Cavaggioni said.
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