Dealer Sues For Seized Head of Alexander the Great

  • November 14, 2019 20:54

  • Email
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."

Read more at Courthouse News Service

Tags: antiquities

  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

Monet's kitchen, Giverny

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of June 29, Returns July 6

  • ArtfixDaily / June 27th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of June 29. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume July 6.

Read More...
Watch Arthur Jafa’s powerful 7:25 minute video examination of Black life in America, Love is the Message, The Message is Death, which will be streamed by the Hirshhorn, Smithsonian and other museums from 2 p.m.  ET Friday, June 26 to 2 p.m.  ET Sunday, June 28.

Global Consortium of Museums Plan 48-Hour Stream of Artist Arthur Jafa’s Renowned “Love is the Message"

  • ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in consultation with the artist ...

Read More...
Ellsworth Kelly Oversized Postcard Set with matching stamps.

Art-Inspired Stamps to Buy Now to Support the USPS

  • ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

Hit hard by impacts on first class and marketing mail volume during the pandemic shutdown, the largely self-funded ...

Read More...
Voice Our Future app

The UN Foundation and ARTECHOUSE Launch App For You to 'Voice Our Future' in Artistic Extended Reality Experiences

  • ArtfixDaily / June 24th, 2020

The United Nations Foundation and ARTECHOUSE, a leader in technology driven art innovation, have joined forces for ...

Read More...

Related Press Releases

Related Events

Goto Calendar

ARTFIXdaily Artwire