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St. Virgin Mary Patron of Jesuits

Vilnius University library wall painting
The wall painting of Vilnius University libraries P. Smuglevicius hall has been investigated during the restoration works. The aim of the research was to identify the state of paint layers, later reworks and traces of earlier restorations. Infrared and UV examination revealed major renewals, losses of earlier paint layers, repainted areas has been identified. Crucial changes in composition has not been detected, however some details altered after repainting. IR image shows slightly different shape of Virgin Mary’s left sleeve, UV fluorescence image reveals latest reworks of the painting surface.