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Recovered stolen Italian art on view PDF Print E-mail
Jan 24, 2014 at 11:43 PM
Image Here’s an interesting exhibit. One hundred stolen artworks from the 6th century BC through the 16th century recovered by Italy’s crack Carabiniere art recovery squad went on exhibit January 23rd on the second floor of the Quirinale Palace, residence of the Italian President, through March 16.


ImageThe exhibit includes some wonderful antique statuary, 23 magnificent vases that were part of an underground Etruscan tomb near Perugia, a series of silver drinking cups given my the Spanish king to his confessor and which had been bought by a Swiss man after disappearing from a church in Chiusa, near Bolzano as well as vases and paintings returned by a Japanese businessman who also lives in Switzerland. A massive silver cross that was made in Baronecchia in 1442 is part of the recovered booty along with 13th, 14th and 15th century paintings statuary.


The exhibit, which is free, can be viewed between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. and 18:30 every day but Monday when the Palace is closed to the public. Sundays it is open from 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 when it is combined with a general tour of this 16th century former papal summer residence. The cost for the Sunday tour is 5€.


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