Re­turn of an­cient statue or­dered

The Herald (South Africa) - - News - The Tele­graph

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. –

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