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Renaissance Sculpture Damaged in Fall at Met

Published on July 2, 2008 3:21 PM | Comments

Della-robbia

Pretty strange story in the NY Times today about this sculpture falling off the wall - how does that happen?


"A glazed terra-cotta relief by the Renaissance sculptor Andrea della Robbia came loose overnight from its perch above a doorway at theMetropolitan Museum of Art and crashed to the stone floor below, suffering serious damage, museum officials said on Tuesday.

The fractured 15th-century sculpture, a 62-inch-by-32-inch blue-and-white lunette depicting St. Michael the archangel in a traditional pose, holding a sword and scales, was found early on Tuesday by a guard on regular rounds."






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