Shell mask on white background, painted on panel with wooden frame

This painting is a unique and original creation, crafted with distresses and aged materials on an antique wooden board, including a frame finished with distressed paint.

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

Cm: 140 x 90
Inches: 55.1 x 35.4

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 frame, so it is ready to hang.


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In distant times, up to the Renaissance and beyond, Mascarons symbolized strength and protection from misfortunes. Over the centuries, both painted and sculpted “Mascheroni” have been created in the most bizarre shapes.



Autentiqua’s paintings are the result of an in-depth philological research. Each creative project is designed and crafted with the utmost care down to the smallest detail, to become a unique and original work.



Each piece is hand-made with ancient traditional lean tempera techniques, with plaster, clay, pigments, and vegetable glues. 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 can create “custom” paintings on antique wood or natural canvas, with colors and features according to the client’s taste and requirements.

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