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Tourist snaps toes off 200-year-old sculpture at Italian museum

Added 08-05-20 02:36:03am EST - “The tourist, who has been revealed as a 50-year-old man from Austria, leaned on the 'Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix' artwork while posing for a photograph.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Tourist snaps the toes off a 200-year-old sculpture at Italian museum”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The tourist, who has been revealed as a 50-year-old man from Austria, leaned on the 'Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix' artwork while posing for a photograph. 

He accidentally broke off three of the toes of the sculpture, at the Gypsotheca Antonio Canova museum in Possagno, Italy on July 31. 

A tourist who damaged a 19th century plaster model by sculptor Antonio Canova has been identified by Italian police

CCTV footage shows the man jumping onto the 200-year-old statue's base to take the picture and snapping off its toes in the process 

CCTV footage shows the man jumping onto the 200-year-old statue's base to take the picture and snapping off its toes in the process. 

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