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Sotheby`s und Bonhams: Ware von Raubgräbern?

BeitragVerfasst: 08.12.2021 10:44
von Blattspitze
Die renommierten Auktionshäuser müssen sich rechtfertigen:
"The auction houses Sotheby’s and Bonhams are facing a call to withdraw two antiquities from sale in London today from an archaeologist who raised “serious suspicions” that the items came from illicit excavations.

Lot 68 in the Sotheby’s sale is a pair of decorative Etruscan bronze attachments, dating from circa early fifth century BC, expected to fetch between £50,000 and £70,000. Lot 83 in the Bonhams sale is a Sardinian bronze boat-shaped lamp, circa eighth century BC, estimated between £2,000 and £3,000.

Prof Christos Tsirogiannis, a leading archaeologist, said the auction houses would not have offered for sale these antiquities if they had made adequate checks with the relevant authorities about whether they were taken illegally from their country of origin." ... ist-claims