Stolen Caravaggio Is Recovered

A Caravaggio painting considered to be the most valuable work of art in Ukraine was recovered in Germany, two years after it was stolen from a museum in Odessa, Reuters reported. The painting, below, called “The Taking of Christ” or “The Kiss of Judas,” was made by Caravaggio in the early 17th century, and depicts Jesus and his apostles John and Judas as they are being separated by soldiers. It had belonged to a Russian ambassador to France and a Russian prince before it was turned over to the Odessa museum, where it was stolen in 2008. On Tuesday Anatoly Mogylyov, the interior minister of Ukraine, said in a briefing that the Ukrainian and German police had recovered the painting and detained members of a gang that focuses on high-value thefts who had tried to sell the work in Berlin.

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