Photos of a “fallen angel” went viral on Facebook. This “angel” was wearing a white gown similar to that we see of photos of angels. It did not have majestic wings but appeared to have giant chicken wings protruding from its back.

The old “angel” also appeared to have fallen with some pieces of food around which netizens speculated to be apples or bread.

Photo credit: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Photo credit: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

According to a viral post on Facebook shared by a certain Jimmy Ollie, this “real-life fallen angel” fell from the skies of London shortly after NASA announced finding Earth 2.0, a planet that resembles Earth in so many ways.

Photo credit: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Photo credit: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

We found on Bored Panda, however, that these photos of the supposedly fallen angel were taken from a hyperrealistic sculpture created by Beijing artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. The art exhibit is made from stainless steel, woven mesh, silica gel, and fiberglass.

Photo credit: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Photo credit: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

It also appears that the sculpture was unveiled in 2008, based on the artists’ website.

Photo credit: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Photo credit: Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Still, despite knowing that this “angel” was actually an old sculpture, I still think the photos were quite poignant. I believe the artists were able to deliver their message across, with the project’s purpose being “highlighting the tension and transition between the supernatural and the mundane”.