Getty to return Orpheus and the Sirens to Italy – Way of life

(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 12 – The Getty Museum in Los Angeles stated Friday that it’s going to return to Italy a well-known illicitly exported group of historical Greek statues, Orpheus and the Sirens.

Teams embrace life-size terracotta figures of a poet and two sirens, or singing sirens.

It was found in Puglia and dates from the 4th century BC. C., when the Magna Graecia tradition was at its peak in southern Italy.

Italy has been trying to get it again since 2006.

Manhattan prosecutor Matthew Bogdanos not too long ago proved that the group was illegally exported from Italy.

The prosecutor’s efforts additionally not too long ago resulted within the return to Italy of one other 142 antiquities, largely from the gathering of New York financier Michael Steinhardt. (ANSA).