Russian tourist hurls mug at Mona Lisa in Louvre
A museum spokesman says the canvas of the Da Vinci masterpiece, painted 1503-1505, was undamaged in the attack last week, although the mug shattered.
He said Tuesday small cracks appeared in the glass protecting the museum’s most popular possession, but they will soon be fixed.
The painting’s security alarms went off immediately and police whisked the woman away, while viewing of the painting continued as usual. The spokesman is not authorized to be named according to museum policy.
Paris police said the woman was taken to a psychiatric ward after the incident, but wouldn’t say any more about who she is or why she targeted the painting.
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