Regular readers would be familiar with the ongoing case between Sotheby’s and the Cambodia on the sale of statues from Koh Ker. This NPR is a timely update of recent events.
Cambodia Vs. Sotheby’s In A Battle Over Antiquities
NPR, 23 October 2012
The governments of Cambodia and the United States are locked in a legal battle with the auction house Sotheby’s over a thousand-year-old statue. The two governments say the statue was looted from a temple of the ancient Khmer empire. Sotheby’s says this can’t be proved, and a court in New York will decide on the matter soon.
The case could affect how collectors and museums acquire artifacts, and how governments recover lost national treasures.
Full story here.