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Rodin sculpture stolen from Danish museum

Posing as tourists, two thieves took ‘The man with the broken nose’ bust during opening hours without anyone noticing

Another ‘The man with the broken nose’ bust, which is displayed in Musée Rodin, Paris (photo: Monica Arellano-Ongpin)
August 20th, 2015 10:07 am| by Lucie Rychla

A valuable bronze bust by French sculptor Auguste Rodin was stolen from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum on July 16, reports Politiken.

According to the newspaper, thieves posing as tourists only needed 12 minutes to steal the valuable work of art.

Well-planned theft
Although it happened a month ago, the theft has only been announced now.

Copenhagen Police believes the theft was carefully planned.

Two men walked into the museum during opening hours, removed ‘The man with the broken nose’ sculpture from a stand, put it in a bag and walked away without anyone noticing.

Worth of two million kroner
Rodin created the 25.5 cm tall bronze bust in 1863. The Danish museum has had it in its collection for 95 years.

According to an auction house in London last year, the bust is worth 2 million kroner.

However, it is not that unique, as there are several others that all have the same name.