A prosecution witness painstakingly presented the court with photographs and documents on Wednesday in an effort to establish that more than a dozen looted artifacts had made their way into the Getty’s collection.Some of the objects illustrated in court are now exhibited in Rome, "Nostoi: Capolavori Ritrovati": 43 items were formerly in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. These include 11 pieces formerly in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman collection (one of the returning Roman wall-painting fragments appears to be from the same room as a fragment returned by Shelby White), and three from the Maurice Tempelsman collection.
Many of these returning objects were acquired during the curatorship of Marion True (see "Marion True: some preliminary thoughts on the New Yorker Interview").
Commenting on images of objects clearly fresh out of the ground, Rizzo said:
If it came from an authorized dig, it would say so and give a date ... The fact that it doesn’t makes you think, doesn’t it?Indeed it does.