AXA Art are offering a substantial reward for the safe recovery of two archaeological fragments – a 5th century BC Persian low relief showing the head of a guard and a marble head dating from the Roman Empire – which were stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts during October 2011.
Details of the thefts have been under wraps pending a police
investigation, with specialist fine art loss adjuster Mark
Dalrymple of Tyler & Co confirming that video surveillance
footage "clearly shows the perpetrator carrying out the theft".
The suspect is a 5ft 8in tall white man in his mid 30s carrying
a satchel. An additional reward of up to Can$10,000 is on offer for
Clare Dewey, AXA Art's claims manager said: "The objects are
easily portable and may have been sent outside Quebec. The priority
is for everyone - AXA Art, the police and the museum team - to work
in close collaboration in order to recover these objects."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sûreté du Quebec
on +1 800 659 4264, quoting crime reference number