Getty fights for Greek statue

Mu­seum says it has right to keep prized sculp­ture

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rOme — The J. Paul Getty mu­seum in los an­ge­les has vowed to as­sert its right to keep an im­por­tant Greek statue after italy’s high­est court re­jected its ap­peal of a rul­ing that or­dered the art­work to be re­turned to italy.

The aNsa news agency said the court of cas­sa­tion re­jected the ap­peal out­right ear­lier this week.

statue of a Vic­to­ri­ous youth, a nearly life-size bronze dat­ing from 300 b.c. to 100 b.c., is one of the high­lights of the Getty col­lec­tion.

an ital­ian court in Pe­saro had or­dered it re­turned in 2010, at the height of italy’s cam­paign to re­cover an­tiq­ui­ties looted from its ter­ri­tory and sold to mu­se­ums and pri­vate col­lec­tors around the globe.

The Getty says italy has no claim to the bronze, which was pulled from the sea in 1964.

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A sculp­ture ti­tled Statue of a Vic­to­ri­ous Youth, 300-100 B.C. ap­pears on dis­play at the J. Paul Getty Mu­seum in Los An­ge­les in 2015.

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