A Renaissance masterpiece is finally ready to go on show - after a decade-long restoration project by Cambridge experts.
The painstaking work on Sebastiano del Piombro's Adoration of the Shepherds has been carried out by a team at the Fitzwilliam Museum's Hamilton Kerr Institute.
Conservators had to forensically examine sections of the painting using microscopes to work out how the artist had layered paint and used colour.
The museum said the project was one of its biggest challenges.
The work has been completed in time for the painting to go on display for the museum's 200th birthday. It will be the first time the masterpiece has been on show in 70 years.
Del Piombo was a contemporary of Michelangelo in Italy during the 16th century and struck up a close friendship with the artist shortly after he unveiled the start of his work on the Sistine Chapel.