Louvre Museum recovers two pieces missing since 1983

By TPN/Lusa, in Arts & Lifestyle, News, World, Europe · 04-03-2021 13:18:00 · 0 Comments

The Louvre Museum announced on 3 March that it has recovered two pieces of 16th century armour, which had been stolen in 1983, and will put them back on display to the public.

The pieces are an iron helmet and breastplate with gold inlays, produced in the Milan area in the second half of the 16th century.

On 1 May, 1983, the display case in which the pieces were in appeared destroyed and the circumstances of their disappearance remain unknown.

The pieces were located in Bordeaux in mid-January in the context of an inheritance, when the antiques expert on the case alerted the police of his suspicion about their origin.

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