Dealer Sues For Seized Head of Alexander the Great

  • November 14, 2019 20:54

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Head of Alexander the Great, dating back to around 300 B.C.
Safani Gallery

Safani Gallery, one of the oldest galleries of ancient art in the United States, filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge to block the forfeiture of a marble antiquity that was seized last year by the Manhattan district attorney and ordered to be returned to Italy, reports Courthouse New Service.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office alleges that the marble Head of Alexander the Great, from 300 B.C., does not have a proper paper trail of provenance to prove that was not stolen from the Roman Forum.

Safani Gallery's complaint states that along with auction catalog entries listing a known collection, ... “there is no competent evidence at all that the head was ever stolen.” The gallery is seeking "immediate return of the statue and damages for the losses."

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