Thursday, October 29, 2009


The buzz word of the moment! The latest case of repatriation has been picked up by a number of online publications. Thanks to everyone who sent links.

The New York Metropolitan Museum Returns Fragment of Red Granite Naos
Straits Times
Met Museum Press Statement
Looting Matters
Art Museum Journal
Associated Press/Google
The Met is returning a fragment of the red granite shrine or "naos" currently located in Karnak and dating to the 12th Dynasty reign of Amenemhat. It was purchased by the Met from an antiquities dealer with the intention of returning it. There's a photo on the presstv website.

More re Louvre repatriation of Luxor fragments
Associated Press/Google
The Associated Press article discussing the Met's return of the naos fragment also says that during the recent negotiations over the return of items between the SCA and the Louvre a lecture by Christine Ziegler was cancelled and that she continues to be shunned because Hawass "claims [she] is responsible for acquiring the artifacts in the first place". A very serious allegation. Ziegler was honorary chief curator of the department of Egyptian antiquities at the Louvre Museum in Paris until 2007. It will be interesting to see how this develops.

1 comment:

David Gill said...

Add PR Newswire, October 30, 2009.