Italian writer Elisa Barbari took a photo of the iconic statue in Bologna, Italy, of the Roman god Neptune. As with many statues of figures of Roman mythology, the god is portrayed nude. Barbari posted the photo to her Facebook page.
Then the photo was banned for violating Facebook's nudity policy, The Telegraph reports.
Barbari was stunned by the ban, saying the statue hasn't been covered since local graduation ceremonies in the 1950s.
Let's look at the rulebook
Facebook's community standards specifically allows photos of nude art.
"We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depict nude figures," the standards read.
However, Facebook says its standards are "sometimes... more blunt that we would like and restrict content shared for legitimate purposes."
The Neptune statue, known as the Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune), was created in the 1560s by Flemish sculptor Jean de Boulogne, The Telegraph reports.
Header photo by Giovanni Dall'Orto