Nazis-looted 18th-century marble bust returned to Poland

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An 18th-century marble bust of the goddess Diana looted by the Nazis in 1940 has returned to Warsaw from Vienna, where it recently surfaced at an auction house.

The return of the sculpture by French master Jean-Antoine Houdon, valued at €250,000 ($270,000 US) is the latest development in Poland’s yearslong effort to retrieve tens of thousands of works of art looted from museums and private collections in the nation’s tumultuous history, most recently during the Second World War.

Poland has listed some 63,000 works of art as missing.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/nazi-looted-diana-marble-poland-1.3371361

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