Statue of the Two Hercules  (circa 1700) / tourists   In May 2015, this outdoor sculpture was damaged while on display in the northern Italian city of Cremona. Having climbed upon the work in the hopes of taking a selfie, a pair of tourists accidentally knocked off a portion of the statue’s crown, which shattered on the ground.  The two perpetrators were identified by police but were not charged with a crime. The crown was shattered beyond repair.

Statue of the Two Hercules (circa 1700) / tourists

In May 2015, this outdoor sculpture was damaged while on display in the northern Italian city of Cremona. Having climbed upon the work in the hopes of taking a selfie, a pair of tourists accidentally knocked off a portion of the statue’s crown, which shattered on the ground.

The two perpetrators were identified by police but were not charged with a crime. The crown was shattered beyond repair.

Christopher Schreck