The canvas is laid on board, which has caused the surface to appear pressed. The central figures of the image read well, while those in shadow retain less details. There are some abrasions at the lower left corner and top center, which have been retouched and slightly discolored. There are two visible possible spots of old repair, which have been retouched: the first is a circle in the sky at top center and the other is a concentrated spot on the pants of the kneeling figure at center. Under the inspection of UV, a small spot of repair fluoresces unevenly at the center of the foreground in the red robe, while scattered spots of retouches fluoresce here and there, like on the face of Bacchus. There are some thin lines of loss along the edges which have been retouched. Painting is offered framed. When unframed, there is some minor scuffing visible along edges.
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