Sunday, December 8, 2013

Perhaps Not Everything is Looted

David Gill has written this post that suggests that not everything in the inventories of dealers associated with the Medici archive was looted.  I've heard the same from others associated with the antiquities trade.  That makes sense.  These individuals dealt with many antiquities over their long careers.  It's good that Gill has belatedly recognized as much.

1 comment:

kyri said...

i have said this many times to david gill,robyn symes as well as many other dealers who did handle looted,sometimes stolen pieces also handled pieces with solid provenance, going back in some cases hundreds of years.sadly many ligitimate pieces passing through their hands have been condemnd as guilty by association