After eight years in the repair shop, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced yesterday (April 5) that a treasured Renaissance sculpture that had fallen off its wall has been fully restored and is back on view.

In July of 2008, Saint Michael the Archangel, a late 15th-century blue and white glazed terracotta relief by Andrea della Robbia came loose from its spot above the doorway of the Met’s European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Galleries, fell, and broke to pieces. No one was hurt in the freak accident, which happened while the museum was closed, but it caused the 145-year-old New York institution to inspect the stability of its wall mounts and pedestals….

Source: A Renaissance sculpture that fell off the New York Met museum’s wall looks perfect again – Quartz

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