David gets a facelift

Donatello's David, the 15th century masterpiece housed at Florence's Bargello Museum, has had "work done" in the form of laser treatment to clean off residue, including gold leaf used "on the statue to highlight its wavy hair and clothing."

The statue, the first free-standing nude bronze created since ancient times, was cleaned using a laser normally meant for eye surgery. In addition to the gold left, the statue was covered in wax which was applied during the 18th century.