Friday, September 08, 2006

Art Thief Jailed

The "alarm systems specialist" who stole a $65 million 16th century gold sculpture from Vienna's Art History Museum in 2003 has been sentenced to four years in prison. BBC News story here. You can see an image of the sculpture, "Saliera" by Florentine artist Benvenuto Cellini, here. An earlier story on the theft is here. The Wikipedia entry on the piece is here.