Mask with fruit festoon, painted on old wood

This painting is a unique and original creation made on an antique wooden board, crafted with distressed and aged materials.

The antique wood endows the painting with a unique, ever-different material, due to the irregular surface and different grain of the wood itself.

Cm: 98,5 x 77
Inches: 38.8 x 30.3

Mixed media: Autentiqua’s paintings are made with ancient techniques combining “lean tempera” with plaster, clay, pigments, vegetable glues, and other ingredients, including some secrets of the trade handed down by skilled Master Craftsmen.

This painting comes equipped with a very sturdy iron hook on the back of the panel, so it is ready to hang.


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This painting incorporates a variety of metaphors drawn from mythological symbolism, with several allegorical representations of abundance, prosperity, welcome and good omen, which in ancient times were portrayed in very special contexts. This makes it particularly suitable as an auspicious gift, either for a wedding or for a new professional or business undertaking.



Autentiqua’s paintings are the result of an in-depth philological research. Each piece is handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail, resulting in an exclusive and original work.



Each piece is hand-made with ancient traditional lean tempera techniques, with plaster, clay, pigments, and vegetable glue. The final steps of aging and distressing enrich the painting with the charm and mystery of a precious, timeless work.

The textured finish of the surface is made up of cracks, frayings, chippings, patinas, and layerings that remind us of ancient frescoed walls.


We accept commissions for custom paintings on antique wood or on natural canvas, with tailored color and subjects.

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