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Republic of Turkey Claim Against Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for Statue of Herakles

In 1981, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) and collectors Leon Levy and Shelby White each purchased, from a German art dealer, a half-interest in a fragment of a 2nd-century A.D. Roman marble sculpture, called the “Weary Herakles.” The statue, a copy of a famous 4th-century B.C. Greek sculpture by Lysippos, had been broken diagonally at the waist . . .

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