Boy trips, punches hole through 17th century work of art

A 12-year-old boy accidentally punched a hole through a 350-year-old painting at a Taiwan art exhibit.

An emergency restoration crew was working Tuesday to salvage the painting.

The 17th century oil on canvas painting is called "The Flower," but now there's a fist-sized hole in the lower right corner.

Video shows the boy tripped and his arm extended and fell into the canvas. The incident happened while on a guided tour with his mom.

The painting was on loan from a private collector and is estimated to be worth $1 million.

The boy’s family will not have to pay to repair the work of art because the painting is insured.

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