Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fake Amarna Princess

From BBC News:
A fake ancient Egyptian statue will return to a museum in Greater Manchester which displayed it believing it was genuine.

Bolton Museum bought the Amarna Princess for £440,000 in 2003 after the British Museum authenticated it.

Forger Shaun Greenhalgh made the statue in a shed in the back garden of his Bolton home. He was jailed in 2007 for conning museums and art houses.

The statue will return to the museum in April as part of a collection of fakes.

1 comment:

Le Loup said...

Wow, that does not say much for someone's expertise! I bet they got dragged over the coals.
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