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“Flagellation of Christ” to be Returned to Germany

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on November 23, 2011 at 6:41 AM

Capping today’s restitution news, word that a painting stolen in connection with World War II is being returned to Germany. The 15th-century “Flagellation of Christ” by an unknown artist of the Cologne School was taken from the Jagdschloss Grunewald outside Berlin by soldiers in the aftermath of the war. Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana ultimately acquired the painting. The agreement to return the work actually dates to 2004.

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Topics: Cologne School, Jagdschloss Grunewald, Curse of the Flying Hellfish, Indiana University, Bloomington, Restitution, Flagellation of Christ, World War II, Hellfish Bonanza

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