Two weeks ago on January 16, Shelby White handed over 9 antiquities to the Italian authorities; a tenth will follow in due course. But the New York Times got hold of the story and the return entered the public domain on January 18.
So everything has gone quiet. But will the story go away?
Is it because Shelby White is too busy looking for a replacement for Philippe de Montebello at the Met?
Is she getting ready for the opening of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) in New York?