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A special exhibition has gone on display to mark the 15th anniversary of the Angel of the North in Gateshead.
The sculpture, which has been visited by more than two million people, was completed on this day in 1998.
To mark the occasion a rarely seen prototype, used by designer Antony Gormley, has been unveiled at an art gallery in the North East.
The scale version of the sculpture has been in storage for the last 15 years but was recently restored by the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums Service.
A group of children from St Joseph's Primary School in Gateshead also attended the unveiling of the maquette.
It is a very special week for North East landmark and treasure, the Angel of the North, which is set to celebrate its 15th birthday.
A rare prototype model by artist Anthony Gormley will go on display in Gateshead to mark the occasion.
The scale version on display has recently been restored by Tyne and Wear Museums.