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FPB classifies 'The Spear'

The Films and Publications Board has given 'The Spear' painting a rating of 16 for nudity.

'The Spear' has been rated 16 for nudity. Picture: Gareth Brown/iWitness

The Films and Publications Board has rated 'The Spear' 16 for nudity.

It announced the classification on Friday.

'The Spear' painting originally showed President Jacob Zuma's genitals.

Artist Brett Murray painted him in the likeness of a famous image of Russian leader Lenin.

The ANC and Zuma took Murray and the Goodman Gallery, where the painting was exhibited, to court, but the legal challenge was later removed after the gallery agreed not to display the portrait.

The painting was defaced by two different men last month.