Remember the Ecce Homo restoration fail?
Well, something quite similar just happened to a Our Lady of Guadalupe sculpture in Mexico:
The San Pedro Cholula municipality from Puebla already has its own “Ecce Homo restored”. It’s the Lady of Guadalupe which is in the Royal Chapel of Naturales, which, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), received an intervention “with no expert technique”.
According to the online publication E-Consulta, the INAH performed an expert assessement of the sculpture, which revealed that tweaks on the workpiece were performed without any expert technique and dismissed that the original sculpture had been replaced by a copy.
E-Consulta reports that an INAH document, obtained through the IFAI, informs that due to the type of damage “it’s not possible to recover what was lost. It may be possible to try and copy the way it looked like, and through more accurate decoration techniques than those used in colonial times, the sculpture could resemble the way it looked before it was intervened”.
This god guy sucks when it comes to family art!