The incident happened at the Unicaja bank's building in the Spanish city of Palencia and has become the butt of jokes on social media, and even prompted a comparison to U.S. president Donald Trump.
Fox News reported that the disfigurement of the statue was flagged out by a local artist who lives near the building after a florist on his street told him about it.
The restoration also appears to have added what looks like a sheep's head next to a goat.
'It's more similar to an animation head than the creative head of one of Palencia's most symbolic structures, ' insulted neighborhood painter Antonio Guzman Capel wrote in a Facebook with when shots of the sculpture.
A statue that's part of a 20th century building in Palencia, Spain, has been rendered into a Trump lookalike after a restoration project went terribly wrong.
"I was surprised. How could they have done this?"
In 2018, a 16th-century polychrome statue of St. George in the Church of St. Michael in Estella also fell victim to a botched restoration.
He said crowds of people have been gathering to take a look at the statue after his photos did the rounds online and were picked up by Spanish media.
A carved figure in the facade of a Spanish building is going viral on social media after an apparent botched restoration left the figure's face unrecognizable.
The poorly done restoration drew immediate comparisons with an Ecce Homo fresco in the northern Spain town of Borja. After a parishioner tried to restore the flaking paint, the result became known as "Monkey Christ" or "Potato Jesus", and has since been embraced by Borja as a tourist attraction. It remains to be seen if the Palencia job will have the same effect.
A Palencia City Hall spokesman who declined to offer a name following internal procedure was unable to say when the work was carried out or by whom but said the restoration would most likely be investigated by regional authorities in a statement to the Associated Press.