In the Spanish city of Borja, an unnamed elderly woman who was distraught by the continued deterioration of a local fresco painting, decided to take matters in to her own hands.

Below is ‘Ecco Homo’, painted by Elias Garcia Martinez, and the same fresco after the unauthorized restoration.

Coincidentally, the local centre that works to preserve artworks had just received a donation days before from the original painter’s granddaughter which they had planned to use to restore the original fresco.

Experts have been scheduled to examine the piece to see if the woman’s work can be undone.

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