Whoops: Photogs Shatter $300K Sculpture 2,600-year-old art piece was being moved for a shot By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Apr 26, 2012 2:13 PM CDT 10 comments Comments Photographers dropped a $300,000 statue that reportedly can't be repaired. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A treasured Nigerian sculpture survived for 2,600 years—until photographers dropped it during a shoot last year, irreparably shattering it, according to a lawsuit. Plaintiff Corice Amran says photographers visited her in May to photograph her piece of Nok artwork for Art + Auction; they decided to move the sculpture across the room. "During the photographers' move of the Nok figure," it "fell onto the floor and was smashed into a myriad of pieces, cannot be restored and is a total loss," the complaint says. Amran wants $300,000 in damages, Courthouse News Service reports.