The FBI recently seized two different works of art that were stolen from Italy when they turned up in the United States. Now they have been returned to Italy during a special ceremony in New York.

The Tiepolo piece displayed at the ceremony. Photo via ArtDaily: AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD The Tiepolo piece displayed at the ceremony. Photo via ArtDaily: AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD

 

A painting attributed to Giambattista Tiepolo, The Holy Trinity Appearing to Saint Clement, appeared at an auction in New York in January last year. It was stolen from a private collection in Turin, Italy in 1982.

A painting attributed to Giambattista Tiepolo, The Holy Trinity Appearing to Saint Clement, appeared at an auction in New York in January last year. It was stolen from a private collection in Turin, Italy in 1964.

FBI assistant director Diego Rodriguez says of the return: "For decades, two significant pieces of Italian heritage have been on the run... until today. We are proud to be able to return these key pieces of work back to the Italians."

 

 

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