Turkey, the United States continues legal battle for kidnapped marble idol

Turkey, the United States continues legal battle for kidnapped marble idol


Christie’s auction in 2017 in the US House of being sold ‘Guennol Stars hunters known as’ marble idol that found in archaeological excavations in Turkey and continues lawsuits to Christie’s Auction House, claiming that the US missed.

The legal battle to determine the idol’s future began Monday in Manhattan’s Federal District Court. The case is expected to be concluded in the coming days.

According to the news in the New York Times, the marble female idol known as the ‘Guennol Star Hunter’, brought to the USA in the 1960s and owned by tennis star and art collector Alastair Bradley Martin and his wife Edith, It was launched by Christie’s Auction House in 2017. Officials from the Turkish government, which is six thousand years has demanded the suspension of sales and thought idol marble idol found in archaeological excavations in Turkey and sued the auction house Christie’s allegedly smuggled to the United States. The Turkish government, suggesting the broad ownership of antiquities in the country in the case by referring to the Ottoman Decree 1906, work has demanded the extradition to Turkey.

DESPITE THE CASE, IDOL IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE

Despite the lawsuit, the auction started at Christie’s Auction House, and the idol was sold to an anonymous buyer for $ 14.4 million. However, the buyer later withdrew from the sale. It was stated that the Guennol Star Hunter idol is currently kept in a safe in Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza sales room and offices. The legal battle to determine the idol’s future began Monday in Manhattan’s Federal District Court.

“Steinhardt TURKEY’S PROPERTY LAWS his EVER SAY”

The lawsuit Turkish government lawyers, arguing that it has the dubious origin of the work Christie’s auction that house and sell the work of Michael Steinhardt Turkey’s ‘ownership law of defiance’ he said acted. Defense lawyers stated that the government could not ‘prove’ that it owned the work according to this law. Defense lawyers also said that the Turkish government ‘sacrificed’ the chance of owning it by not taking any action until it was put up for sale by the auction house. Led by Judge Alison Nathan, the trial is seen as the latest in the Turkish government’s ongoing struggle to save antiquities and antiquities from the United States.

THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT WILL PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE EVIDENCE

The Turkish government, University of Oxford, one of the witnesses at the Archaeological School senior research assistant Neil Brodie’s idol, certainly for the existence in Turkey’s extensive scientific evidence ‘would provide and idol’ 1906 decree prevail ‘will be shown that are exported excavated from Turkey announced. Christie’s Auction House and Steinhardt argued that it could not prove ownership of the idol under the Turkish government’s 1906 decree since there is no direct evidence of where and when the idol was found, excavated or expelled.

THE TREASURY OF LIDYA WAS RETURNED IN 1993

In the ongoing struggle of the Turkish government to recover antiquities and antiquities from the United States, in 1993 the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the ‘Lydian Treasure’ containing more than 200 gold, silver and bronze objects from the Croesus period of the Kingdom of Lydia, a kingdom in western Anatolia. ‘he agreed to return a collection known as. Turkish government in 2012, Los Angeles, New York and museums in Washington, dozens of artifacts looted from archaeological sites in Turkey expressed that he wanted them to be delivered.

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