The Townley Venus  (1-2AD) / various 
 This marble statue, adapted from from a lost Greek original from the 4th century BC, has been damaged a number of times, accidentally and otherwise. On several occasions, the work’s right hand has had to be repaired after visitors loosened or broke off its extended fingers, and in August 2011, an unidentified museumgoer stuck a wad of used chewing gum on the drapery at the front. In each case, the work was able to be restored.

The Townley Venus (1-2AD) / various

This marble statue, adapted from from a lost Greek original from the 4th century BC, has been damaged a number of times, accidentally and otherwise. On several occasions, the work’s right hand has had to be repaired after visitors loosened or broke off its extended fingers, and in August 2011, an unidentified museumgoer stuck a wad of used chewing gum on the drapery at the front. In each case, the work was able to be restored.

Christopher Schreck