April 25, 2014
Just when I was thinking that the claims of due dilligence by auction houses were too good to be true – it turned out that they were.
Return to sender: Not easy at all
24 April 2014
By Kate Bartlett
Cambodia filed a suit against Sotheby’s, claiming the auction house had agreed to sell a warrior statue known as the Duryodhana while knowing it had been looted from its pedestal during the 1970s. By Kate Bartlett
Cambodia, which was heavily looted of many of its cultural riches during the Khmer Rouge years and the turbulent civil war that followed, is making concerted efforts to get its priceless antiquities back.
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