Hampton Court Roundels Restored

Damaged by years of exposure to the weather, four of the most seriously deteriorated Hampton Court roundels have been restored and will be shown to the public.

They were carved by Giovanni da Maiano, a contemporary of Michelangelo, who moved to England to do commissions for his patrons Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII.  The roundels were made from common London clay, like regular bricks, rather than being made in and shipped from Italy as had been thought.  The article includes one photo of a roundel being restored.