September 29, 2006

Back home again

This second-century Sabina is among the returned items
Months of negotiations, but at last they came back home. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on Thursday formally turned over to Italy 13 archaeological treasures that were looted from Italian soil: a majestic statue of Sabina, the wife of the second-century Emperor Hadrian; a marble fragment depicting Hermes from the first century A.D.; and 11 ancient painted vases.



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