The famous 16th century statue of Neptune, located in Piazza della Signoria in Florence, has been finally repaired after a year it was damaged.
Ms Cristina Acidini, the head of Florentine Opificio delle Pietre Dure workshop, explains why it took so long to repair the statue: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The hand of the statue had been shattered into more than 30 pieces. The painstaking work of reassembly has been completed only recently. Mounting the reassembled pieces only took a week. The hand was set onto the arm of the statue with a stainless-steel bit using four pins to keep it steady. Then it was reinforced using epoxy resinÃ¢â‚¬Â