Return of ancient statue ordered
Italy’s highest court has ordered The Getty museum in Los Angeles to return an ancient Greek bronze statue that was found off the Adriatic coast of Italy by fishermen in 1964.
The ruling by the Court of Cassation in Rome is the latest round in a decade-long dispute between the museum and Italy over the ownership of the figure, known as
Victorious Youth or the Getty Bronze. The Getty museum rejected the judgment, saying it had no intention of giving up the fourth-century BC statue, believed to have been cast by the Greek sculptor Lysippus. It is thought that a Roman ship was taking the bronze from Greece to Italy when it sank. –