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Massive facelift for ‘Juno’ at the MFA

Dogged sleuthing, sculptor’s finesse help recreate classical statue’s lost profile

“Juno,’’ all 13 feet and 13,000 pounds of her, didn’t make a peep as the wraps came off last week. The Museum of Fine Arts staffers who got a glimpse of the statue’s new nose and mouth found it harder to keep quiet. After all, they are not made of marble.

“She looks beautiful,” said curator Christine Kondoleon.

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