Restored the Neptune statue in Florence

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Restored the Neptune statue in Florence

Postby Mante » 06 Sep 2006, 23:36

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: “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 resinâ€Â
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Re: Restored the Neptune statue in Florence

Postby rfornal » 07 Sep 2006, 00:19

That's a pretty cool story!
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