Priceless pieces find their way home

06 Oct 2014 8:37 AM | Anonymous

Priceless pieces find their way home

BY VANESSA McCRAY
BLADE STAFF WRITER

For the third time, a rare object purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art will return to its home country amid a swirl of scrutiny regarding the piece’s true ownership.

Each instance of art repatriation holds the intrigue of a mystery thriller undefined international looting, smuggling, forgery, and deceit carried out in a high-stakes, high-priced world of cultural acquisitions.

First, Toledo sent back to Germany a delicate porcelain mermaid; then Italy received a 2,500-year-old painted terracotta water jug 

http://www.toledoblade.com/Art/2014/10/05/Priceless-pieces-find-their-way-home.html

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