Bring Me the head Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thieves snatched the head of a life-size Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wax figure from a Salzburg museum, police said Saturday. The figure of the composer was on display at "Next to Mozart," a multimedia museum that opened last year. The wax head has an estimated value of $18,427, but museum employees told Austria Press Agency the work was truly unique — and appealed for its return.

"It must have happened between 8 p.m. Friday, when we closed, and today before 9 a.m.," museum employee Elisabeth Stoeckl told APA. "When we opened up again, Mozart's head was gone." The Mozart figure was on the museum's fourth floor. "It stands just next to the wax figure of Herbert von Karajan," Stoeckl said, referring to one of the great conductors of the 20th century.


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