Ancient Sculpture Badly Damaged At New York City Museum

July 2, 2008

A 15th-century sculpture crashed to the ground and was badly damaged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.Washington (ChattahBox) – A 15th-century sculpture crashed to the ground and was badly damaged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The art piece is a terra-cotta sculpture of Saint Michael the Archangel by Andrea della Robbia.

The sculpture was hanging over a doorway in the European Paintings and Decorative Arts Galleries when it fell either late Monday night, or early Tuesday morning.

It has been hanging there since 1996. The museum stated on Tuesday that the sculpture can be repaired, and that they will also be checking all other fixtures in the museum to make sure this does not happen again.


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