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Acquiring Antiquities in the Marketplace

Acquiring Antiquities in the Marketplace  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0012
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What are the primary channels through which antiquities are sold? There are two markets for antiquities: the licit, or legal market, and the illicit, or black market. In this ... More
Capturing AntiquityDocumentation

Capturing Antiquity: Documentation  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0015
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What is meant by object documentation and why is it important? While mass production as we know it is a phenomenon that began only in the industrial age, ancient artisans had, as ... More
Chance Finds, Excavation, and Looting

Chance Finds, Excavation, and Looting  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0011
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What are the differences among chance finds, excavation, and looting? The circumstances of any discovery invariably set in motion presumptions about its eventual fate. A chance ... More
The Cosmopolitan Argument

The Cosmopolitan Argument  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0005
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What does the contextual argument leave unanswered? As discussed in chapter 3, the archaeological community looks upon objects with and without accompanying information about ... More
Cultural OwnershipPast and Present

Cultural Ownership: Past and Present  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0003
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Did people collect in antiquity? In 2014, new scientific findings revealed that the world’s earliest evidence of human creativity was not, as previously thought, in Europe, but on ... More
Defining Antiquities

Defining Antiquities  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0002
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What are the differences among antiquities, archaeological materials, and ancient art? “Antiquities” are defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as the “remains or monuments of ... More
Divining Originals, Pastiches, and Forgeries

Divining Originals, Pastiches, and Forgeries  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0006
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What are the origins of copying and forging antiquities? The copying of works of art is a predictable phenomenon that reaches back to remote antiquity. Today’s “sampling” in the ... More
Evolving Perspectives on Ownership

Evolving Perspectives on Ownership  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0019
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How are dealers and collectors coping with increasing restrictions? The incremental successes of source nations and the archaeological community in restricting the trade in ... More
Framing Today’s Debate

Framing Today’s Debate  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0004
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What are the key issues in debate on this matter? Having considered how antiquities were first assembled into collections, how objects have historically moved from one place to ... More
International Conventions and Treaties

International Conventions and Treaties  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0008
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What prompted a global conversation about conventions on cultural property? In this chapter we will consider the efforts by countries to regulate the international trade in ... More
Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0020
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Are claims likely to increase in the coming years? Isolated cultural property claims advanced by a few source nations—most notably Italy, Turkey, India, and Cambodia—have been in ... More
Modern National Identities

Modern National Identities  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0010
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What modern nations first codified the concept of cultural patrimony or state ownership? Proprietary instincts to protect archaeological heritage as a function of national, rather ... More
National Laws and Statutes

National Laws and Statutes  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0009
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How do national laws intersect with foreign legal systems? The relative ineffectiveness of international treaties has led source countries to pursue looted works through national ... More
The Prospect of an Enlarged Legal Market

The Prospect of an Enlarged Legal Market  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0018
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Will the legal antiquities market ever expand to include source countries? The licit, or legal, trade in antiquities is effectively confined to market nations in Europe and North ... More
Realities of Storage, Dispersal, and Display

Realities of Storage, Dispersal, and Display  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0014
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What happens once antiquities are excavated? Once removed from an excavated trench or the ocean bottom, legally obtained antiquities are today typically dispatched to a storage ... More
Replication of Ancient Objects

Replication of Ancient Objects  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0016
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What is meant by replication? With decreasing access to authentic antiquities obtainable from the legal market, one alternative for those seeking to experience the creativity of ... More
Retention, Restitution, and Repatriation

Retention, Restitution, and Repatriation  

Maxwell L. Anderson

in Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190614928.003.0017
Format: 
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What do these terms mean? Antiquities in the permanent collection of a particular museum or monument were likely transferred from or donated by a royal, noble, state, or private ... More

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