Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Replica of the Getty kouros
I noticed a short notice in Il Giorno (April 14, 2009). It looks like the rivalry between Gianfranco Becchina --- apparently a one-time supplier of olive oil to the White House --- and Giacomo Medici has taken another turn. Medici has commissioned a replica of the Getty kouros that has been presented to the museum; the original was purchased from Becchina.