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Florence fetes macabre wax model



A gruesome scene showing a group of decomposing syphilis victims by Italy's greatest 17th-century wax artist has gone on show in Florence for the first time after a painstaking restoration.

The work by Sicilian abbot Gaetano Zumbo (1656-1701) is on display at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure after experts there pieced it together from fragments that were discovered in a storage facility at the city's Palazzo Mozzi Bardini Gallery. ......