United States v. Eighteenth Century Peruvian Oil on Canvas Painting
United States v. Eighteenth Century Peruvian Oil on Canvas Painting of the "Doble Trinidad" or "Sagrada Familia con Espiritu Santo y Dios Padre," 597 F. Supp. 2d 618 (E.D. Va. 2009).
In this case interpreting the procedural requirements of the U.S. Cultural Property Implementation Act (“CPIA”) of 1983, a federal district court held that two imported paintings were subject to forfeiture under the CPIA when art experts established that the works were designated “ethnological materials” and that there was no evidence that the paintings had been legally exported from Peru.