Friday, July 16, 2010

The Medici Dossier and the Japanese Dealer

The stock of the as yet anonymous Japanese that went on display in the Colosseum this morning was not without significance. The press photographs included a red-figured hydria. The same piece appears in Polaroids from the Medici Dossier seized in the Geneva Freeport.

It seems this is a case of "Chippindale's Law": the scale of the problem is far worse than anticipated.

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Press photographs © MiBAC / Carabinieri; Polaroid from the Medici Dossier, courtesy of Christos Tsirogiannis.

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