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Recovered Kushan sculpture to be repatriated to Afghanistan

Published: Friday 17th January 2020

The ALR has worked with the Metropolitan Police and the British Museum to return the sculpture to the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul The Art Loss Register (ALR) is pleased to announce the forthcoming repatriation of a sculpture to Afghanistan. The fragment has been recovered after being offered for sale at TimeLine Auctions, a […]

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Historic enamel portrait by Henry Bone recovered and sold at auction

Published: Wednesday 30th January 2019

Portrait of Lt.-Col. Hon. Francis Wheler Hood Henry Bone R.A. (Truro 1755-1834 London) PRESS RELEASE 30 January 2019 An enamel work by Henry Bone has been recovered by the ALR and sold at a UK auction house towards the end of last year. The portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Francis Wheler Hood is after an […]

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Cultural property repatriated to Italy and Bolivia

Published: Tuesday 30th October 2018

An Etruscan lar and a Tiwanaku jar have been repatriated to Italy and Bolivia PRESS RELEASE 30 October 2018 The Art Loss Register is happy to announce the repatriation of two objects to Italy and Bolivia. Ceremonies arranged at the British Embassy in Rome and the Bolivian Embassy in London have taken place over the […]

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Antiquities looted during Lebanese Civil War returned

Published: Thursday 26th April 2018

PRESS RELEASE One of two Roman marble torsos looted from Lebanon in 1981, and now repatriated through the Art Loss Register and New York law enforcement Two antiquities looted during the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s have been returned to Lebanon and will be displayed at the National Museum in Beirut. The marble sculptures […]

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Recovery of Matisse Bronze Sculpture

Published: Thursday 30th November 2017

A bust of Matisse’s daughter, stolen from a Swiss museum 25 years ago, and now recovered In 1906, the celebrated artist Henri Matisse created a bronze sculpture of his young daughter Marguerite, who was the subject of so many of his works. The piece is particularly interesting as it was made during the early years […]

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