- OP Xtreme
- Business & Finance
- Crime & Law
- Food Drink
- News Features
- Property Insider
- Legal Issues
- Mistress of Sizzle
- Loud and Clear
- Eating Out
- Andalucia Property Search
- Green Guide Spain
Stolen Spanish tapestry found in Texas
December 19, 2012
• LAST EDITED:
December 31, 2012
National News • 0 Comments
• The artwork was stolen from a cathedral in Aragon
Do you have news for us?
Click to contact the newsdesk!
A TAPESTRY from the 16th century stolen from Spain has been discovered in an art shop in Houston, Texas.
The tapestry, which depicts the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and Saint Vincent of Zaragoza, was declared a national monument in 1924 by royal decree.
But in 1979 it was stolen from a cathedral in Aragon.
Happily, now U.S Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have found the piece after the Guardia Civil discovered it had been sold in 2010 at an arts fair in Brussels for €285,000.
HSI agent Brian M. Moskowitz said: “Our special agents are at the forefront of the effort to identify and return these items to their lawful owners.”
Reader Comments »
The views expressed in the comments above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Olive Press.
Messages will be moderated or deleted if they:
• Are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
• Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
• Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
• Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court
• Advertise products or services for profit or gain
• Are seen to impersonate someone else
• Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
• Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
• If you have a complaint about a comment please email [email protected]