Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ecce Mumtaz

Spanish media reported that an elderly woman, upset by the deterioration of the aging 19th century fresco in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in the town of Borja, decided to fix it.

The unhappy results were perhaps most memorably compared to "a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic" by the BBC. Spanish jokesters have christened the revamped work once known as "Ecce Homo" -– Behold the Man -– as "Ecce Mono" -– Behold the Monkey.

Taking a more sober tone, the Centro de Estudios Borjanos described as "“unspeakable" its first sight of the redone fresco weeks ago...

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