Cleveland Museum of Art gives back manuscript page illegally cut from book in Italy

Nov 06, 2016 236

The Cleveland Museum of Art is returning to Italy a medieval illuminated manuscript page, or leaf, after the country showed the work was illegally cut from the book that once contained it.

The removal of the leaf occurred sometime between 1933 and 1952, when the museum bought the work in good faith, museum director William Griswold said Thursday.

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