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Painting nabbed from NYC museum returned by mail
|Written by ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|Monday, 17 August 2009 11:57|
NEW YORK (AP) - One of two Russian paintings stolen from a New York City museum has curiously been mailed back - in perfect condition.
The director of the Nicholas Roerich Museum says the painting, Talung Monastery, will be examined today by detectives looking into the thefts. It was sent back in a manila envelope between two pieces of cardboard.
Director Daniel Entin says it had a return address. He won't say who sent it because the investigation is ongoing.
The other stolen artwork was a pencil sketch, titled The Himalayas. It was stolen June 24. The returned work was discovered missing about four days later.
Both were stolen during museum hours.
The museum shows about 200 works by Roerich, a Russian painter.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:54|