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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:16

The Prado Exhibits a Recently Restored Michelangelo Sculpture

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After 19 years of restoration work, Michelangelo's "Young Saint John the Baptist" (1495-96) has gone on display today at the Museo del Prado.

The sculpture, Spain's only Michelangelo, was destroyed during the Civil War (1936-39) at the Chapel of the Savior of Úbeda, in Andalusia, where it was first put on display back in the 16th century.

The sculpture was not only hammered to pieces, but its head was also burnt. According to "El País," the damage was most likely caused by the anarchist faction.

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