ICE returns stolen 16th century tapestry to Spain

17 Apr 2013 1:48 PM | Anonymous

ICE returns stolen 16th century tapestry to Spain

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent this bulletin at 04/17/2013 01:29 PM EDT

ICE returns stolen 16th century tapestry to Spain


WASHINGTON undefined U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned a 16th century tapestry, stolen in 1979 from a church, to the government of Spain Wednesday at a repatriation ceremony at the Spanish ambassador's residence in Washington. The tapestry was seized by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents in Houston after it was sold at auction.

The wool and silk tapestry was stolen in December 1979 from a national cathedral in Roda de Isábena, in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. The tapestry depicts St. Ramon, the Virgin Mary with infant Jesus, Saint Vincent of Saragossa and Saint Valerius, used as an altar piece in the Romanesque cathedral. The tapestry was produced in the early 1500s and was part of the church's collection when the cathedral was declared a national monument by royal decree in 1924.

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