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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Greek God Laid Bare

A 17th-century painting by French artist Nicolas Poussin entitled “Hymenaios Disguished as a Woman During an Offering to Priapus,” was inadvertently uncovered.

Regina Pinto Moreira, a Brazilian master art restorer at the Louvre in Paris, has been restoring Poussin’s artwork for eight months alongside two French experts.

What Moreira discovered after removing layers of dirt, dust, and paint specks that accumulated over the more than three centuries-old painting of the Greek God of fertility Priapus was the deity’s erect penis.

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