Stabilization of hardware

Sargent attached relief elements to the murals with a variety of nails and other hardware. Some of these fasteners were lost over time or were unable to support the weight or orientation of the relief. The conservators stabilized a number of fasteners. This relief element, hung from the ceiling vault, was missing two nails and falling away from the mural. Prior to securing the bow, conservators removed it to repair the underlying damaged plaster wall with Acryloid® B-72 and epoxy putty. The epoxy provided a strong structural foundation to support a new square hook screw.
The Triumph of Religion