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Tourist snaps the toes off 19th-century statue while posing for photo

Posted On: Aug 5, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

Tourist snaps the toes off 19th-century statue while posing for photo

Police in Italy have identified a 50-year-old Austrian man who broke three toes off a statue at a museum as he posed for a photo with the artwork.
The 200-year-old plaster cast model of Antonio Canova's statue of Paolina Bonaparte was damaged in the incident on July 31 at the Gipsoteca Museum in Possagno, northern Italy, Treviso Carabinieri, the local law enforcement agency, told CNN.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, was caught on a surveillance camera jumping up onto the statue's base to get a picture when the maneuver inadvertently snapped its toes.
The damaged statue is the original plaster cast model from which Canova carved a marble statue that is housed in the Borghese Gallery in Rome.
Canova was a revered sculptor who lived from 1757-1822 and was famous for his marble statues.
Police told CNN that the man was with a group of eight Austrian tourists and broke away to take a selfie of himself “sprawled over the statue.”
In doing so, he broke three toes off the statue's right foot and...

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