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
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.

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