Thursday, 28 May 2009

"The market to sell stolen antiquities in the United States is freezing up"

Seven Egyptian antiquities stolen from the Bijbels Museum in Amsterdam on July 29,2007 have been recovered. The pieces were spotted by staff of the Art Loss Register (ALR) and were recovered from a "Manhattan auction house" by officers of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ("ICE recovers Egyptian artifacts stolen from a museum in the Netherlands", May 27, 2009). The pieces include a ushabti, and bronze figures of Imhotep of Harpokrates.

Which auction house? Who was the vendor? What histories for the pieces had been provided?

1 comment:

David Gill said...

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