Wednesday 28 April 2010

Bonhams: Anglo-Saxon Stone Withdrawn

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Lot No: 286W "This lot has been withdrawn".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.



Anonymous said...

Yay !

Damien Huffer said...

Just goes to show that we in, what De La Fe would call the "radical archaeological fringe" must keep up the pressure!

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