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Italy: Tourist posing for photo breaks toes of 19th Century Canova sculpture​00:41

Italy: Tourist posing for photo breaks toes of 19th Century Canova sculpture​

Italy, Possango
August 6, 2020 at 01:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

A tourist posing for a photo with the 19th Century Antonio Canova sculpture accidentally broke the toes of the historic artwork, as seen on security footage at the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova museum in Possagno on Friday.

The tourist can be seen resting up against the statue while posing for the picture, and then appears to look back on the statue upon rising and notice the damage done to it.

According to reports, the man, a tourist from Austria, walked away and did not inform staff about the damage done to the statue. He later turned himself in after the footage was published online, with Italian lawmakers mulling chargers. The statue was the original plaster cast model, created in 1801, for the marble sculpture which resides in Rome's Galleriea Borghese.

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A tourist posing for a photo with the 19th Century Antonio Canova sculpture accidentally broke the toes of the historic artwork, as seen on security footage at the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova museum in Possagno on Friday.

The tourist can be seen resting up against the statue while posing for the picture, and then appears to look back on the statue upon rising and notice the damage done to it.

According to reports, the man, a tourist from Austria, walked away and did not inform staff about the damage done to the statue. He later turned himself in after the footage was published online, with Italian lawmakers mulling chargers. The statue was the original plaster cast model, created in 1801, for the marble sculpture which resides in Rome's Galleriea Borghese.

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