Mrs Figg's Art History Thread

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Post by halfwise Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:41 pm

So an American art dealer was found to have a coffee table made of part of the dance floor of Caligula's barge.  She didn't know it until a photo book documenting ancient roman uses of porphyry came out.  Turns out it was part of a trove stolen by the Nazis, and her table in turn was seized and returned to Italy.  The museum that now has it is offering to make her a replica.  This will cost them tens of thousands, for it's exquisite work.  She should take them up on the offer.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-city-womans-coffee-table-060526760.html

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Post by Mrs Figg Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:06 pm

I read about that, its an amazing story. Very Happy You could hardly make up a story so random. From Caligula to New York, weird eh.
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Post by Forest Shepherd Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:21 am

Stranger than fiction, as they say.

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