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Ananova reports:

Italian restorers working in a Roman church have unveiled two bare-breasted sculptures which have been covered for almost 150 years.

They were designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini but covered by bronze ‘corsets’ in 1863 because religious leaders thought they were offensive.

“The figures were particularly feminine in their faces, in their nudity, and very voluptuous,” Ms Negro said. “Religious authorities thought they were not quite suitable for a church.”

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