Cleveland Museum of Art buys important ancient Roman and Mayan antiquities

13 Aug 2012 7:38 AM | Anonymous

Cleveland Museum of Art buys important ancient Roman and Mayan antiquities

Published: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 10:00 PM     Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 10:45 PM
Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
drususminorjpg-89d45d688940f51c.jpgView full sizeThe Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired an ancient Roman portrait of Drusus minor, son of Emperor Tiberius, who had a reputation for loving blood sport and alcohol, and who was prone to fits of rage.

The Cleveland Museum of Art has re-entered the controversial world of antiquities collecting by purchasing an ancient Roman marble portrait head and a glazed ceramic Mayan vessel. 

Both pieces, acquired for undisclosed prices, are in superb condition, of excellent quality and were bought in accordance with American art museum guidelines aimed at halting the looting of antiquities, the museum said.

 

http://blog.cleveland.com/ent_impact_arts/print.html?entry=/2012/08/cleveland_museum_of_art_buys_i.html

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