19th-century fresco of Christ ruined in failed restoration attempt

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A nineteen-century piece of artwork has been destroyed after an octogenarian amateur art restorer decided it was deteriorating and attempted to fix it.

Spanish news EFE reported that Cecilia Jimenez, a resident of the Spanish north eastern town of Borja, entered into the church where the the fresco of Christ was exhibited and decided "of her own accord and at her own risk" to repair the work.

She later confessed to the damage she had caused, but told state television TVE she had been given permission by the church's priest to fix it.

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