Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Elamite beaker withdrawn from London sale

It appears that a silver Elamite beaker has been withdrawn from the London sale at Christie's ("Goblet removed from sale after illegal export fears", The Times October 22, 2013). There is a suggestion that it could have been removed from Iran.

This decision raises issues about Christie's due diligence process prior to the sale.

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