The Pink Panther in Venice: stolen jewels from the Al Thani collection at the Palazzo Ducale ♦ ︎
Incredible, but true: at Palazzo Ducale, in Venice, some jewels of the Tesori dei Moghul and the Maharaja were stolen.
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The damage is double: for the theft of irreplaceable jewels, pieces worth tens of thousands of euros, and image. The news of the theft, which occurred on the morning of Wednesday, January 3, around 10, will travel around the world. The jewels seem to have been subtracted from a case, evidently not closed sufficiently. The thieves, more skilled than the Pink Panther, acted with incredible timing, as the axhibition was about to close after a few hours. Obviously the police are working to track down the authors (or the author) of the theft. Experts from the Rome police have been involved. According to the Venice Police Chief, Vito Gagliardi, it is essential to understand “what did not work”, because “a case was opened as if it were a small box while the alarm, if it worked, started late”.
The jewels have already been exhibited in London and Paris, without damage. The Indian jewels, dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, belong to the collection of the Sheikh of Qatar Al Thani: over 270 jewels that tell 500 years of history of the goldsmith’s art linked, by origin or inspiration, to the Indian subcontinent. Now someone less. Rudy Serra