Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie


Idiotic student snaps leg off valuable 19th century statue after sitting on its knee to take a picture of himself. There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off.

The statue depicts the “Drunken Satyr,” an ancient Greek sculpture of the Hellenistic era showing a human-like figure with animal features drunkenly sleeping. Fortunately, the statue is a copy located in the academy’s hallway.  The real thing, which is thought to date to around 220 BC, remains safe and sound at the Glyptothek museum in Munich, Germany. The copy is located in the academy’s hallway which leads to a room containing valuable sculptures from that era.

Note: Incident happened back in 2014!

Images Via [DailyMail]

The statue depicts a follower of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, passed out in a drunken stupor
Pieces of the statue’s broken leg lie on the floor near the entrance to the museum in Milan
Witnesses described seeing a foreign student trying to climb on top of it

 

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Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie

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