Culture min returns della Robbia work

Magdalene statue taken from Nazis by mistake

(ANSA) - Berlin, February 21 - Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Friday gave back to Germany a statue of Mary Magdalene by Renaissance great Andrea della Robbia which had been mistakenly taken from a German Jewish family after it was found in Herman Goering's collection.
    In the presence of German Culture Undersecretary Monika Gruetters, Franceschini stressed the importance of returning a work that had ended up in Italy "by mistake" and had "unwittingly" stayed there for so long.
   

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