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Long-lost marble bust returns to Warsaw

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Roberto Galea 18.12.2015 16:13
A marble bust of the ancient goddess Diana, sculpted by Jean-Antoine Houdon, and stolen by the Nazis during WWII, has come back to the Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw.
Minister Gliński unveils the bust of Diana. Photo: PAP/Rafał GuzMinister Gliński unveils the bust of Diana. Photo: PAP/Rafał Guz

Poland's Culture Minister, Piotr Gliński, unveiled the sculpture on Friday, saying that it is a “masterpiece, which disappeared during WWII, as did many others”.

The whereabouts of the masterpiece remained unknown since the war, when many prominent works from Polish collections were looted from Polish museums.

It was discovered earlier this year at an auction in Vienna.

Poland succeeded in getting the work back and the bust can once again be displayed in the museum of Palace on the Water in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park. (tf/rg/pk)

The bust had been lost since WWII. Photo: PAP/Rafał Guz

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