Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A man left an $11,300 vase created by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso on a train in Germany, a move federal police described as "monumental forgetfulness."
Police said the 76-year-old man left the blue, white and black vase -- titled The Owl -- on the train when he got off at the Hamm station in North Rhine-Westphalia on Feb. 15. The train was traveling from Kassel to Dusseldorf.
He left the vase on the floor of the train car in a shopping bag.
The 10.5-inch-tall vase was made in 1953 at Picasso's workshop in Madoura, France. He made about 500 similar vases in the series.