Giotto di Bondone “Madonna alla Costa” (1300) / car bomb   In May 1993, this oil painting was damaged while on view at the Diocesan Museum at the church of Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence. The work sustained injury in the Mafia bombing on Via dei Georgofili, but was later restored - save for a tear in the top left corner, which was left intact to serve as a reminder of the violent act.

Giotto di Bondone “Madonna alla Costa” (1300) / car bomb

In May 1993, this oil painting was damaged while on view at the Diocesan Museum at the church of Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence. The work sustained injury in the Mafia bombing on Via dei Georgofili, but was later restored - save for a tear in the top left corner, which was left intact to serve as a reminder of the violent act.

Christopher Schreck