Volume 14, No. 10

October 1993

Problems and Protests Close Expressionist Show Near Chicago
— Florence Swanstrom
Authentication controversy over show of German Expressionist works at College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

Met Returns Silver to Turkey
— Constance Lowenthal
More than 300 ancient silver vessels and utensils, “The Lydian Hoard,” returned by Metropolitan Museum of Art in settlement of six-year lawsuit.

Greek Gold and Roman Silver in Legal Disputes
— Lisa J. Borodkin
Cases demonstrate intricate problem area where legal and archaeological scholarship meet. Sevso Silver ownership case begins in New York; Mycenaean Gold case, Greece v. Michael Ward, also in New York, eagerly watched; Turkey's successful efforts to reclaim cultural property seen again in the Metropolitan “Lydian Hoard” case.

Missing Since World War II, Gold of Troy is in Moscow
— Constance Lowenthal
Russia announces it is holding so-called “Priam's Treasure,” which vanished from Germany in World War II. Turkey again claims ownership.

Beit's Vermeer and Goya Recovered Near Antwerp
— Constance Lowenthal
Vermeer, Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid, along with Goya, Metsu, Vestier and other works stolen from Beit Collection in 1986 are found. Still missing are a Rubens portrait and two Guardi views of Venice.