Mexico recovers stolen 18th century paintingSeptember 11th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) An 18th century oil painting that was stolen in 2009 from Santa Maria Tlacatecpa church in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala has been recovered, authorities said.
The Mexican Attorney General’s Office, or PGR, said Saturday that its agents discovered the work of art during a search carried out in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, during which one person was arrested.
The oil painting of St. Francis of Assisi dates back to the 18th century and was stolen on Jan 21, 2009.
Found in the dwelling were 100 other works of art that “are being analyzed by experts to determine whether they are related to other crimes”, authorities said.
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