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For instance on June 27, 2018 an Italian agency returned 23,000 ancient bronze and silver coins and 195 archaeological finds, including funerary masks decorated in gold, a sarcophagus, a “Boat of the Dead” with 40 oarsmen, amphorae, pectoral paintings, wooden sculptures, bronzes, and ushabti statuettes. These items were believed to have been excavated during clandestine excavations in the south of Egypt.
An ushabti sculpture is a funerary figurine used in Ancient Egypt. Ushabtis were placed in tombs among the grave goods and were intended to act as servants or minions for the deceased, should they be called upon to do manual labor in the afterlife. (in case you did not know what an ushabti statuette was).
ARCA offers coursework in Provenance Research as well as a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection. Since 2009 ARCA has published a Journal of Art Crime.
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Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com