Looting matters: Earlier this week The Guardian carried a story drawing attention to an Anglo-Saxon stone that was due to be auctioned at Bonhams today (lot 286). Now the following statement has appeared.
Lot No: 286W "This lot has been withdrawn".Good. Along with the privilege of owning ancient objects come responsibilities.
There was a lot of public pressure and also from the Council for British Archaeology and the Church of England.
Bonhams is getting a lot of adverse publicity this week.