Vacationer by accident breaks off toe of 200-year-old sculpture in Italian museum while taking picture

Tourist accidentally breaks off toe of 200-year-old sculpture in Italian museum whilst taking photo

A CLUMSY vacationer by accident snapped the toes off a 200-year-old sculpture whereas posing for a photograph.

The vacationer, who has been revealed as a 50-year-old man from Austria, had been leaning in opposition to the “Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix” paintings on the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova museum in Possagno.


The sculpture misplaced a few of its toes as a result of a vacationer – caught on CCTV – was making an attempt to snap a photograph[/caption]


The toe was damaged off the ‘Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix’ statue on the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova museum by a slipshod vacationer[/caption]

The person – whose identify has not been revealed – had been making an attempt to seize the proper picture in the course of the embarrassing incident on July 31.

He deliberate to leap from the bottom of the 200-year-old statue for an acrobatic selfie.

However when he executed his plan – as seen on CCTV – he snapped off one of many sculpture’s toes within the course of.

Talking to CNN, police mentioned the person was a part of a bunch of Austrian vacationers. 

They mentioned the unlucky incident occurred when the person left his buddies to get a selfie whereas “sprawled over the statue.”

There may but be much more injury together with the toes, in line with investigators.

The person was reportedly solely discovered due to the brand new coronavirus measures which obliges folks to depart their private contact particulars with employees on the museum.

Based on a press launch from Treviso Carabinieri, when contacted by police the person confessed to the “silly transfer”.

Antonio Canova was an Italian sculptor who lived from 1757 to 1822 and well-known for his marble statues. 

His ‘Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix’ is a 1805-1808 marble sculpture.


‘Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix’ was constructed between 1805-1808 by Antonio Canova[/caption]

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