A Norwegian museum mentioned Tuesday well-known statue of a child boy stomping his ft in anger has been faraway from a park within the capital, Oslo, for repairs after somebody vandalized it by attempting to noticed off its left ankle.
The bronze Sinnataggen sculpture is taken into account a nationwide treasure and is arguably essentially the most well-known work by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, who died in 1943 and has additionally designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal.
It depicts a small offended boy and was most certainly modeled in 1928, the Vigeland Museum mentioned in an announcement, including that “someone tried to saw over the left ankle of the sculpture” early Tuesday.
The statue was eliminated for conservation, and will probably be positioned again in its unique place “as soon as possible”
“This is damage to a protected cultural monument and the matter will be reported to the police,” mentioned museum director Jarle Stroemodden. “We want the audience to have close access to the art of Vigeland and it is a pity that this (has happened).”
The Sinnataggen is a part of the so referred to as Vigeland Installation — a extremely widespread vacationer attraction in Norway — that consists of dozens of sculptures and bigger buildings equivalent to bridges and fountains on the Frogner Park near the middle of Oslo.