Turkey's inquiry into 22 treasures at the Cleveland Museum of Art lacks hard proof of looting

28 May 2012 10:40 AM | Anonymous

Turkey's inquiry into 22 treasures at the Cleveland Museum of Art lacks hard proof of looting

 Published: Sunday, May 27, 2012, By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

A large, headless, Roman-era bronze statue believed to represent Marcus Aurelius has reigned for 26 years as the resident philosopher-king of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

 With its lifelike presence, fluid drapery folds and dark, luscious patina, the sculpture is one of the museum’s signature treasures. Yet a mystery has always hovered over this exceedingly rare object.

 http://blog.cleveland.com/ent_impact_arts/print.html?entry=/2012/05/turkeys_inquiry_into_22_treasu.html

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