A Salvador Dali drawing that was stolen from a New York gallery has been returned from Europe, by express mail.
The US Postal Inspection Service says a stolen painting was mailed back to New York and intercepted at Kennedy International Airport.
The $US150,000 ($149,872) work of art was swiped from a Madison Avenue art gallery last week by a man posing as a customer who walked out with the watercolour and ink painting in a shopping bag.
Inspection service spokeswoman Donna Harris told The New York Times the gallery received an email this week that said the painting had been sent back. A tracking number was included.
The gallery contacted police, and the painting was intercepted on Friday.
No arrests have been made.
The 1949 painting, Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio, was part of the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery’s very first exhibition. The gallery didn’t comment.