Libya Calls the Kettle Black

Readers here may recall my mention of Libya asking for Italy to return a statue, and I wasn’t sure if it was voluntary or not on Italy’s part. Guess what: Not. Voluntary. The Art Newspaper has an amusing piece about how an Italian group is dragging its feet in returning the statue (pictured), despite an […]

182nghvenus1 Readers here may recall my mention of Libya asking for Italy to return a statue, and I wasn’t sure if it was voluntary or not on Italy’s part. Guess what: Not. Voluntary. The Art Newspaper has an amusing piece about how an Italian group is dragging its feet in returning the statue (pictured), despite an Italian court order in April. What is that they say about the goose and the gander? Libya first asked for the 2nd Century Venus back in 1989. Here’s the link.