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March 19, 2012

Turkey wants 1700 year old marble head returned from London’s V&A museum

Posted at 1:45 pm in Similar cases

Turkey has asked London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to return a marble carving of a child’s head. The legality of the head’s removal from Turkey is unclear. In recent years, Turkey has been making many similar efforts to request the return of certain specific artefacts.

From:
Independent

Turkey demands return of its ‘Elgin marble’
V&A holds carved head removed from sarcophagus by Britain’s consul-general in 1882
By Rob Sharp, Arts Correspondent
Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Turkey is demanding the return of an ancient marble head, now languishing in the stores of a London museum, which was taken from Anatolia more than a century ago.

The Turkish culture ministry has asked the Victoria and Albert Museum to return a 1,700-year-old life-sized marble carving of a child’s head, described as bearing a likeness to Eros, the Greek god of love.
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