Almost unnoticed, under the slow ticking of the scalpel, another fresco, once considered lost, has recently been found.
The work, which dates back to the early fourteenth century and therefore to the most ancient phase of the church, was covered by a layer of whitecoat in the Vasarian period (second half of the '500). Since then she had not been freed from her blanket of plaster, at least until today. The fresco was recently rediscovered under the altarpiece with the Resurrection of Christ by Giorgio Vasari, which was in turn shifted for a restoration.
This discovery is a intersting addition to the other frescoes found in Santa Maria Novella discovered in recent years thanks to the work of scholars (to date, we are at the fourth). Simone Vettori, the professional in charge of recovering this 'hidden' work explains in what conditions the fresco pours out, bringing to light a centuries-old story.
Video by Domenico Scarpino