Torso of an Amarnan princess by Egyptian

This work was given a grant after the Art Fund received expert advice on the provenance of the object.

Details

Medium:
Dimensions: Height: 52 cm
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Private vendor

The statue was subsequently exposed as a forgery and the forgers were taken to court by the Metropolitan Police Art and Antiques Unit in 2007. The forgers were found guilty and the Art Fund recouped a large proportion of its grant in 2008. The judge stressed that no one should be blamed for wrongful attribution as they were very skillful forgers and the provenance was a critical part of the forgeries.

Provenance

The provenance has been exposed as a forgery.

Venue details

Bolton Museum, Aquarium & Archive Le Mans Crescent, BOLTON Lancashire BL1 1SE 01204 332 211 www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/museum

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm (Wed from 9.30am)

Sun, 10am – 4pm

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