Friday, May 7, 2010

A bronze amphora from Italy

There is an interesting story about an bronze amphora, decorated with handles in the form of a kouros, that appears to have been looted from Casserta in Italy ("Amphore gesucht!"). The piece was said to have been sold to a Munich dealer in February 2004 for 200,000 Euros. It was then sent to Switzerland for restoration.

See also here for the Operation Ghelas raids in Munich and Barcelona.

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