Traces of ochre lime wash were found in several places on the building. This wash consisting of lime, water and natural pigments was used in the seventeenth century to protect the surface of the stone and harmonise surfaces. Ochre and whitewash were applied to the columns here to lessen the effects of erosion. The contrast softens the visual effect of the split and eroded parts that are too small for new stone to be inserted.

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