Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
UNESCO has mounted a small exhibition of "Recovered Treasures" in Paris (June-July 2012). A short description is provided:
31 stolen and recovered original works of art from the IVth century B.C. to the XVIIth century will be exhibited including several archaeological vases, two portions of a fresco, a painting by Guercino, another by Ludovico Carracci, a precious XIIth century ivory cross, several pages of illuminated manuscripts, one of the first letters by Christopher Columbus printed in Latin, two XVth century panel paintings by Bernardino Fungai.
Among the items on display is the Asteas krater returned from the J. Paul Getty Museum.