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United States v. One Tenth-Century Marble Wall Panel Sculpture

United States v. A Tenth Century Marble Wall Panel Sculpture, No. 00-cv-2356 (AKH) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 8, 2001).


In 1999, a painted marble relief removed from an officially documented tomb site in the People’s Republic of China appeared in an auction catalogue of Christie’s, New York. After an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Customs Service, the government filed a 

forfeiture proceeding against Christie’s  in 2000 . . . .


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