On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 10:05 PM Jim Manley via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
It's been estimated by experts that a third to
half of the "original
artwork", previously valued at a total in the tens of billions in museums
and collectors' places, are counterfeits.
35 years ago I was in Anaheim for DECUS and my work buddy and I met up
with his family and we went to the Getty Museum. I had previously
spent multiple seasons in Greece doing archeological fieldwork, and my
degree is a BA in History with a Classics specialty. We walked into
one large chamber and there was this Koros (youth/Apollo statue) from
at least the 7th C BC. I looked at it and said aloud that it had to
be a fake - it was too good compared to the many I'd seen in museums
and at sites around Greece.
Several years later it was revealed to be a very expensive, but well