On May 21, 1972: offense on the Piety of Miguel Ángel in the Vatican
On May 21, 1972: offense on the Piety of Miguel Ángel.
There have just be fulfilled forty years of the offense on the Piety of Miguel Ángel Buanorroti. On May 21, 1972 a man, mentally disturbed rose on the sculpture and hammer in hand gave a series of damages that they affected, fundamentally, the Virgin (left eyelid, nose rotates and plows of several fingers of its left hand). One proceeded to a meticulous restoration process. As a result of that offense the group was reinforced by means of a crystal screen that protects it at present from acts vandálicos.
Laszlo Todt began this day, Sunday, the Basilica of the Vatican like a pilgrim readier to receive the papal blessing. It was dressing red shirt and a black tuxedo in which he was hiding a geologist's hammer. He managed to deceive the safety between the multitude. It rose on the marble rail placed at the entry of the chapel of Saint Peter and rushed forward at the sculpture. It aimed up to 15 blows to the sculpture to the scream of «I am Jesus Christ and I have returned from the death».
Quickly it is arrested, led to prison and it condemned for the action. Laszlo Todt of Hungarian nationality, but settled down in Australia, on having fulfilled its condemnation, was deported.
There could recover the broken fragments that they affected especially to the nose, the eyelid and the left hand of the Virgin. By means of a resin proceeding from Brazil one manage to reconstruct the piece and her to return its original aspect.
Until June, 1973, that is to say, slightly any more than one year, it was not exposed again. Of course, after a thick armored crystal.
The images gather the moment in which there takes place the aggression and the caused damages. The video is an exceptional document that gathers the attack, the visit of the Pope Pablo VI and the later restoration process. A jewel.
I leave the documentary to you
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