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Stolen Goya found in Montenegro
A stolen painting by the Spanish master Francisco Goya has been found by police in Montenegro.

The oil painting, Count Ugolino, had been lifted from a gallery in Turin, northern Italy, in December 2001.

Goya's work - which evokes a gory episode from Dante's Inferno - was retrieved during a raid on a flat near the Montenegrin capital of Pogdorica.

Two brothers were detained. The painting had been insured for 277,000 after being bought for 140 in 1999.

At the time, it was bought as an anonymous work, but experts later attributed it to Goya.

The work - which is roughly as large as an A4 sheet - refers to one of the most shocking tales from medieval Italy.

In his Divine Comedy, Dante told the story of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca, who, according to his story, ended up eating the flesh of his children after all the male members of the family were starved to death by Ugolino's enemies.


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