Someone threw the art covered in a blanket at a storefront in the 1300 block of Government Street
Victoria Police were called to a business located on Government Street at 7 p.m. Friday night.
Officers were informed that a male, dressed in black, had tossed a large object wrapped in blankets at the door.
The store employee retrieved the item and discovered it was the stolen carving taken from the University of Victoria on June 13.
The piece appears to be in good condition, and is in the process of being returned to the university.