TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. authorities are ordering a Florida museum to keep a more than 400-year-old Italian painting because it may have been stolen from a Jewish family during World War II.
The painting was one of 50 lent to the Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science by a Milan museum for an exhibit that closed earlier this month.
The museum's chief executive officer Chucha Barber says she was notified by the U.S. Attorney's office in July that the painting may have been stolen by Nazis. The Tallahassee Democrat first reported that federal authorities had ordered the painting to remain in the U.S.
The Tallahassee museum has permission to display the painting until at least November while federal authorities and the Italian government try to resolve the its ownership.
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