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The ring bears the inscription in Greek that says “Gift of love, to one who wishes love.”(Instagram)

Oscar Wilde’s stolen ring found by Dutch ‘art detective’

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 03:13 PM IST
The trinket’s whereabouts remained a mystery for years and there were fears that the ring -- shaped like a belt and buckle and made from 18-carat gold -- had even been melted down.
Dutch art detective Arthur Brand poses with the missing mosaic of St Mark, a rare piece of stolen Byzantine art from Cyprus, in a hotel room in The Hague.(AFP)
Dutch art detective Arthur Brand poses with the missing mosaic of St Mark, a rare piece of stolen Byzantine art from Cyprus, in a hotel room in The Hague.(AFP)

Missing St Mark mosaic finally returns to Cyprus

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, The Hague
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 11:37 AM IST
Arthur Brand, dubbed the Indiana Jones of the art world because of his exploits to recover stolen works reveals how the St Mark mosaic handover was a high point in his life-long interest in the Byzantine saint and the result of a nearly two-year chase across Europe.
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