The "Young Archer" is not traveling far; it's making its way across Fifth Avenue from the cultural services office of the French Embassy.
The statue is a bust of a young boy and was first acknowledged as an early work of Michelangelo in 1997. The museum and embassy say it will go on display next month.
The Met will provide the French office a reproduction during the 10-year loan period.
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