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Last Updated: Friday, 3 September, 2004, 06:02 GMT 07:02 UK
Lost sculpture goes back on show
National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland, where the sculpture is on show
A forgotten art treasure which was unearthed in a Scottish garden is set to go on show after being restored.

Nymph and Faun, the only known example of sculpture by the Edinburgh artist Charles Hodge Mackie, will be on display at the Museum of Scotland.

It was originally the centrepiece of a fountain in a private garden in the Murrayfield area of the city.

It was rediscovered 90 years later when disability organisation Capability Scotland took over the property.

It called in experts from the National Museums of Scotland, who confirmed the identity of the badly-vandalised work.

Over the last few months it has been restored to its former glory.

The sculpture is due to be unveiled again at the Museum of Scotland on Friday, where it will remain on public display.


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