October 26, 2005
Following the Italian indictment of Getty curator Marion True, there have been various other related problems at the museum. The latest issue is that the Greek Government has now demanded that the museum returns four artefacts that were acquired illegally.
26 October 2005 13:29
Greece seeks return of ‘looted’ works from Getty
By Nikolas Zirganos and Elinda Labropoulou
Published: 26 October 2005
The J. Paul Getty Museum, already embroiled in a dispute with Italy over looted art, now faces demands by Greece over the return of allegedly stolen antiquities.
Greece has backed its claims by presenting archaeological evidence proving the Greek origin of three items ranking among the masterpieces of the Getty’s antiquities collection. A gold funerary wreath, an inscribed tombstone and a marble torso were all purchased in 1993. The fourth item, an archaic votive relief, was bought in 1955 by the museum’s founder, J. Paul Getty himself.
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