Antiquities Stolen From Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

An Assyrian bas-relief stolen in October

Two antiquites have been stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts last October. The theft is just now being publicized. Surveillance video which may show the thief released by AXA Insurance has been embedded below. One objects is a Persian bas-relief, the other is a stone head from the Roman Empire. A $10,000 reward has been offered for anyone with information on the man caught in this security video. It reminds us that video, without more, is of very limited usefulness if the thief leaves the museum with the object. It is worth noting that this is not the first theft from the Montreal MFA, a number of works were stolen in 1972 in a crime which is still unsolved.

 

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3 thoughts on “Antiquities Stolen From Montreal Museum of Fine Arts”

  1. I’m not sure I completely agree with you about video. That was actually quite a decent image. If that were my boyfriend, brother, housemate, or co-worker, I could almost certainly identify him through his hair, clothing, build and gait. Identifying the first link in the chain is at least a step towards the actual recovery of the object. Plus, if the 10k is just for positively identifying that dude (and not for object recovery), you better believe that someone is going to roll on him.

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