Friday, July 15, 2011

Caligula and Lake Nemi

Source: MiBAC

In January I reported on the seizure of a statue of Caligula near Lake Nemi. Earlier this week the Italian authorities held a conference to present the piece (press release). It appears that the statue had been cut into sections for ease of transport. Caligula will be displayed in the Lake Nemi Museum after restoration work is complete.

This is a reminder of the deliberate damage inflicted on major pieces when they are removed from their country of origin by illicit means.

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